Sustainable Energy for the Rock Show
Today the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced his plan to enact a new “Sustainable Energy for All Initiative” at the UN Headquarters. The proposal naturally included the two-time Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park. (Yes, that’s right. Linkin Park)
A cynical eye might dismiss the group’s philanthropy as another jump onto the “celebrities save Haiti” bandwagon. However, the band’s foundation, Music for Relief, has had its hand in a vast array of humanitarian efforts since its formation in 2004. (We suppose we can set aside any notions of the band capitalizing on altruism for notoriety.) After all do you even know what any of these guys look like? The band has sold over 50 million records, but largely remain out of the public eye.
While the iconic United Nations building undergoes a $1.9 billion dollar renovation, some of its most important offices—including that of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon—have moved into a drab, three-story corrugated aluminum box.
“The morale among the people in the secretary general’s office has never been lower,” one U.N. official transferred to the new Read More
The new Secretary-General of the United Nations made his first public speech outside the confines of his Turtle Bay HQ this morning – and took the opportunity to talk about traffic jams.
Ban Ki Moon, who officially succeeded Kofi Annan on January 1, tried to reassure New Yorkers that he would do his best to Read More
At 8:30 a.m., the new United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, will speak at an Association for a Better New York Breakfast at the Grand Hyatt .
At 8:45 a.m., Mike Bloomberg will meet with Jeb Bush and School officials on Chamber Street.
At 10 a.m., the Assembly’s Environmental Committee holds a hearing Read More