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Director-General Participates in Opening Ceremony of the International Congress on Energy Security

4 April 2012

The Director-General participated in the opening ceremony of the International Congress on Energy Security. He highlighted that achieving sustainable energy for all is a particular priority of the United Nations and forms a key building block in meeting sustainable development goals. He also noted the importance of meeting three objectives by 2030: universal access to modern energy services; doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy globally; and stated that moving forward on these issues in a steady and sustainable way will require economic growth, environmental protection and social equity in balanced measure.

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