Universal energy access by 2030, says UN Secretary-General

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The lack of access to modern energy is a threat to realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

That's the message United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave at a conference in Oslo on Monday.

He said energy poverty is detrimental to economic growth and job creation and that the answer lies in providing access to affordable energy.

Mr Ban also said energy will be at the centre of his sustainable development strategy so that everyone can have access to it by 2030.

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