Dubai: A documentary that will tackle the issue of gender violence from a fresh perspective will be screened at Expo 2020 on Friday to kickstart the UN world activism week activities.
The deputy secretary general of the UN praised Expo's commitment to solidarity, peace and equality following a visit to the Dubai South site on the 76th anniversary of the founding of the world body.
World Food Day is celebrated each year to raise awareness and drive action towards the transformation of our food systems. This year, the SDG2 Advocacy Hub celebrated World Food Day at the World Expo in Dubai, which is running from October 2021 until March 2022, exhibiting the best of 192 countries, from culture and architecture to science, cuisines and more. The first of 16 International Days to be celebrated at Expo 2020 Dubai, World Food Day brought together 150 countries and stakeholders from various industries and geographies, calling for global solidarity in rethinking and reshaping food security and agri-food systems to sustain people and the planet, and to ensure good food for all.
UN-Habitat and Expo 2020 Dubai will celebrate World Cities Day with three exciting events highlighting this year’s theme Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience. The events, which will be held at the Nexus for People and Planet, Opportunity District at the Expo, will look at innovative ideas, solutions, and best practices for a adapting cities to become more climate resilient.
With 192 nations represented, the deputy UN chief described the Expo is “an auspicious occasion” to mark 76 years of multilateralism, guided by the founding UN Charter.
24 October will be observed as the United Nations “Honor Day” at Expo 2020 in Dubai. United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will join the ceremony in person and deliver opening remarks. Ms. Mohammed will join dignitaries from the Government of the United Arab Emirates and Expo leadership, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo Maher Nasser, the UN Resident Coordinator in the UAE Dena Assaf, UN Country Team leadership, the diplomatic community and representatives of national pavilions in commemorating the 76th anniversary of the United Nations.
Dubai was named the first middle eastern city to host the world Expo in 2013. The driving force behind that bid, Reem Al Hashimy, joined CNN's Becky Anderson to say that the event is a manifestation of what international cooperation should be. In the same conversation, the Deputy Secretary General of the UN Amina Mohammed said the world community must seize the opportunity provided by the expo.
UN official Dena Assaf has said she hopes the world’s fair will be a “catalyst for hope” for humanity as countries host big events once again. In an interview with The National, Ms Assaf, the UN’s resident co-ordinator in the UAE, said masks, testing and vaccine requirements would make for a safe spectacle.
The delayed 2020 Dubai Expo, the first to be held in the Middle East, officially opened today. The United Nations will hold events and exhibits at a dedicated “UN Hub”, explaining the Organization’s central role in addressing the world’s problems. Here are some things to look out for during this six-month-long “mega-event”.
Abdulla Shahid spoke exclusively to 'The National' while in the UAE for a series of Expo events
Expo 2020 Dubai is a beacon of hope for the world, the President of the UN General Assembly told The National on Monday. “The spirit of the Expo and what we are seeing from the Expo goes fully in line with the vision that I've laid down for my presidency, the presidency of hope,” Abdulla Shahid said in an exclusive interview during a visit to Dubai.
With days left before the Dubai Expo 2020, one of the spectacle’s biggest attractions – the Opportunity Pavilion – aims to show how the international event can be a catalyst for renewed action to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations joins Expo 2020 in Dubai for six months of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”
After years of preparations and engagement, and a postponement of one full year due to COVID-19, Expo 2020 will open its doors to in-person visitors on 1 October 2021 for six months. In keeping with past practice and the great value of convening at world Expos, and at the invitation of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, the United Nations will be present at Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Interview with Maher Nasser, Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 Dubai
On 4 February, the United Nations and countries around the world are marking, for the first time, the International Day of Human Fraternity. Maher Nasser, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 Dubai, takes this occasion to explain the significance of this new International Day and to reflect on the role that World Expos can play in reaffirming and strengthening global solidarity.