Who we are


About us

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization that works in partnership with the United Nations and leaders in government, the private sector, financial institutions, civil society and philanthropies to drive faster action towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) – access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 – in line with the Paris Agreement on climate.

We work to ensure a clean energy transition that leaves no one behind and brings new opportunities for everyone to fulfil their potential. 

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2011. Now an independent organization, we maintain close links with the UN, including through a relationship agreement, partnerships with UN agencies and with our CEO acting as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy.

Our team of passionate professionals are located in our headquarters in Vienna, Austria and our satellite offices in Washington DC, New York City and Abuja, Nigeria. Some team members are also based in various countries across Africa and Asia to facilitate collaboration with key partners.

Our governance structure consists of a General Assembly, a Governance Board, a Funders’ Council, and is defined by our bylaws and statutes.