Expo 2020 represents an extraordinary opportunity for the United Nations to engage millions of people and create lasting engagement, for action and impact. The UN presence at Expo will invite visitors to engage in the powerful story of the value of multilateralism through the celebration of International Days, thematic weeks and programming in the Opportunity Pavilion.
With the convening power of the United Nations and the universality of its work, the UN programmes will highlight the ideas and experiences that unite us. The UN events, programs, and International Days at Expo will inform, inspire and engage visitors to take impactful action towards a thriving future for people and planet.
Mr. Maher Nasser, Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 and Director for Outreach in the Department of Global Communications, leads the United Nations’ participation at Expo 2020 in Dubai with support from his Deputy Commission-General, Ms. Dena Assaf, Resident Coordinator for the UN in the United Arab Emirates.
#UNHub at Expo
The United Nations Hub is located in the Mission Possible – Opportunity Pavilion, the thematic pavilion that examines how to unlock the potential of individuals and communities in creating positive change for people and planet with a focus on the SDGs. The United Nations is planning a series of events and activities that reflect the values of multilateralism and showcase the role of international cooperation and joint actions to overcome global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The UN Hub and other engagements in the Opportunity Pavilion are being programmed by the UAE UN Country Team under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator for the UAE, Dena Assaf. A dedicated team managed by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office for the UAE is ensuring that the UN can engage the public in a variety of engagements including exhibits, films, advocacy campaigns, discussions, and other interactive experiences around topics related to the SDGs and beyond.