All systems are go as Dubai gears up for the grand spectacle of Expo 2020.
The six-month showcase of innovation is expected to draw 25 million visitors, with 192 countries represented - and it has now been announced that the United Nations will also have a pavilion of its own.
The UAE and Expo 2020 have strongly encouraged the participation of the United Nations, offering their support in the form of the provision of a ready-built, dedicated pavilion, hoping to provide a platform for the organisation to spread its message.
Under the theme ‘We the People: Shaping Our Future Together’, the pavilion aims to inspire engagement in the United Nation’s Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It will be a space to hold events, presentations, discussions and meetings, that tell not only the achievements of the United Nations, but the stories of the people who benefit from the organisation’s work.
“We are very grateful to the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates, and the organisers, for the opportunity to be part of Expo 2020 and for the generous support provided,” said Maher Nasser, Commissioner-General of the United Nations.
In the hopes to resonate with young people in particular, the United Nations promises to be open and accessible, listening to the voices of all, with the ambition to create a better world for everyone.
Though Expo 2020 is set to be a six-month affair, if history is a guide, the impact of the event could be much longer-lasting.
The countdown begins.
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