Expo2020

The UN at Dubai Expo: 5 things you should know

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”.

UN pavilion will feature in Dubai, at Arab world’s first global Expo

London’s Crystal Palace provided the venue for the first ever World Expo back in 1851, and next year, the Arab region hosts the iconic global event for the first time, which will include a United Nations pavilion, the Organization announced on Thursday.

Under the theme “We the peoples shaping our future together”, the space will focus on “the people the United Nations serve, rather than the institution”.

That’s according to Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach for the UN’s Department of Global Communications, who’s leading the UN team at Expo 2020.

He spoke to UN News’s May Yaacoub.

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