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UN Launches Awareness Campaign on Energy Efficiency, Conservation

Beirut, 15 May 2012 (United Nations Information Centre) – On the occasion of the UN-declared “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All”, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) are holding a press conference to launch an awareness campaign on energy efficiency and conservation, in collaboration with the LIONS Clubs International District 351 (Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq) and the Lebanese TV Station MTV on Friday 18 May at 11 am at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut.


The conference will feature statements by UNIC Director Bahaa Elkoussy, Director of ESCWA Sustainable Development and Productivity Division Roula Majdalani, Lions Governor Wafa Khoury, MTV Head of Promotion Albert Thoumy and creative expert Ghida Younes. 


Recognizing the importance of energy for sustainable development, the UN General Assembly has designated the year 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The Year presents a valuable opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of increasing sustainable access to energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy at the national, regional and international levels.


The press conference will be followed by a cocktail reception.


The UN Information Centre in Beirut kindly requests all media institutions to grant the event the highlight needed.

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