Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) is a global initiative led by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon to achieve universal energy access, improve energy efficiency, and increase the use of renewable energy. It was launched to coincide with the designation of 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All by the UN General Assembly in December 2010.
UN General Assembly resolution 65/151, which was passed on 20 December 2010, designated 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. This was in recognition of the growing importance of energy for economic development and climate change mitigation. It has been attempted for many years in the past, but it has been attempted for many years in the Millennium Development Goals. Ban Ki-moon made sustainable energy one of the five priorities that would guide his second five-year term. In June 2009 he established the Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC), which published its final report on April 28, 2010. The recommendations from this report form the basis of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.
The Sustainable Energy for All Initiative is intended to attract global attention and public commitments by 2030:
A number of activities have been initiated, both within and outside the UN system. These include: