UNIDO - 26 February 2013 - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, fashion icon Gisele Bundchen, and Kandeh K. Yumkella, the Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), voice their support for the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message being aired on CNN from 25 February to 24 March 2013.
Gisele Bundchen is also the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The Sustainable Energy for All Initiative aims to achieve by 2030 three inter-linked global targets: universal access to modern energy services; the doubling of energy efficiency; and the doubling of the share of renewable energy in the world's energy mix.
In September 2012, Yumkella was appointed Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and chief executive of the initiative, responsible for planning and implementation of the initiative. World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, and Secretary-General Ban co-chair the initiative's newly formed Advisory Board.