The pavilion, themed ‘We the People: Shaping our Future Together’ will commemorate the United Nations’ 75th anniversary
The United Nations will have a dedicated pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme ‘We the People: Shaping our Future Together’ to commemorate its 75th anniversary.
According to a statement from United Nations, the UAE the has included the provision of a ready-built, dedicated pavilion as part of the Expo 2020’s ‘one nation, one pavilion’ policy. The United Nations’ participation at Expo will provide it with an opportunity to reach millions of visitors, in person and in virtual space, to inspire engagement in and around Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The theme of the pavilion was announced by Maher Nasser, commissioner-general of the United Nations at Expo 2020 Dubai. “We are very grateful to the Government and people of the United Arab Emirates, and the organizers, for the opportunity to be part of Expo 2020 and for the generous support provided,” Nasser said.
The pavilion will be organised around a central, programmable space for events, presentations, discussions and meetings, and will be surrounded by exhibits that tell not only the stories and achievements of the United Nations including its agencies, funds and programmes, but above all of the people who benefit from the United Nations’ work.
Curated in a way to inspire many new advocates to connect more closely with the United Nations, it will reveal and shine a light on a United Nations that is open and accessible, listening to the voices of all and of young people in particular, the statement further added.
It also stated that the Expo theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ is closely aligned with the idea of the United Nations itself — coming together to create a safe, peaceful, just and sustainable future.