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Dubai Expo 2020 got another feather in its cap on Thursday when United Nations announced to have a dedicated pavilion at the' World's largest Event' scheduled to begin from Oct.20, 2020 and to run untill April 2021.
As part of the commemoration of its 75th anniversary the theme of the United Nations' pavilion will be ‘We the Peoples: Shaping Our Future Together’
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 UN that is open and accessible, listening to the voices of all and of young people in particular.
Following the announcement by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that year 2020’s commemoration would feature worldwide youth-driven conversations on the role of global cooperation in building the future the world wants and deserves, the United Nations’ participation at Expo provides 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.
It connects the opening words of the Charter of the United Nations adopted in 1945, ‘We the Peoples’, with the 75th-anniversary theme of ‘Shaping Our Future Together’.
"We are very grateful to the Government and people of the UAE, and the organisers, for the opportunity to be part of Expo 2020 and for the generous support provided," said Nasser.
He added that the United Nations has received excellent support from the UAE and Expo 2020 to participate, including the provision of a ready-built, dedicated pavilion as part of Expo 2020’s ‘one nation, one pavilion’ policy.
A single-day adult (18 and over) ticket will cost Dhs120 ($33), while a three-day pass, which can be used on any three days during the 173 days of the Expo, will be priced at Dhs260 ($71).
The exceptional “World Government Summit- Expo 2020” will be the biggest gathering yet since its inception with expected attendance of over 10,000 high-profile officials, 30 international organisations and 600 experts and scholars.
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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill held a fiery media conference in which he lashed out at Shirazi for criticising the government’s economic policies in her article.
Sheikh Mohammed exchanged cordial conversations with Simonyte about the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to advance economic relations towards a new stage that achieves the interests of the two countries and their development aspirations in various fields of common interest, foremost of which are the sectors of advanced technology, innovation, and renewable energy.
This was announced by the Seismology Department of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), which monitors earthquake activities in the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied during the visit by his sons, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.