2012, International year for Sustainable Energy for All
Recognizing the importance of energy for sustainable development, the United Nations General Assembly has designated, by its resolution 65/151, the year 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
The International Year of Sustainable Energy for All presents a valuable opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of increasing sustainable access to energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy at the local, national, regional and international levels.

Millennium Development Goals
In 2000, the United Nations adopted the so-called “8 Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs), to be reached by 2015.
They include:
1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
3. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
4. Reduce Child Mortality
5. Improve Maternal Health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability
8. Develop a Global Partnership for Development

Energy insecurity
Under French law, is considered in energy insecurity, a person who feels in its housing special difficulties in disposing of the necessary energy supply to the satisfaction of basic needs in part because of the inadequacy of its resources or its habitat conditions.

Energy poverty
Energy poverty refers to the situation of large numbers of people in developing countries whose well-being is negatively affected by very low consumption of energy, use of dirty or polluting fuels, and excessive time spent collecting fuel to meet basic needs

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