Dear friends! You know that the mission of our international
Expo & Women – is the involvement of women of our country and the world in the movement for EXPO and active participation in the annual EXPO exhibitions, as well as the development of international cooperation and cooperation.
And we were preparing to take an active part in the events of the next International Exhibition of ЕХРО-2020 in Dubai.
But the other day on the site there was an official announcement that more than 2/3 of the countries participating in the Exhibition remotely voted to postpone the EXPO for 1 year, and now the official opening date – October 1, 2021 and will last until March 31, 2022
You can read about it here.
BIE member states confirm one-year delay for Expo 2020
World Expos governing body member countries vote to confirm one-year delay to Expo 2020
Expo 2020 Dubai is preparing to help shape the postdandemic world and create a better future for all after two-thirds of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) member states voted to postpone the next World Exhibition by one year.
The global mega-event will now run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. It ‘s a delay that allows all participants to navigate the COVID-19 safely, and allows the World Expo to focus on the collective pursuit of new thinking to find solutions to some of the biggest problems of our time.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Said Al-Maktum, Chairman of Dubai Airport, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and Chairman of the Supreme Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “We welcome the decision of the BIE member states. To support the one-year delay of Expo 2020 Dubai. We are grateful to Member States for their continued commitment to participate in the Dubai World Expo, which will play a key role in shaping our postandemic world at a time when it will be most needed.
“Over the past 50 years, we have sought to build bridges, ties and partnerships around the world because we believe in genuine cooperation to ensure the future of all. This quick and overwhelming vote reflects the strength of our international partnerships and indeed reflects the positive role that the UAE and Dubai play with all countries of the world.
“This confirmation by the international community of Dubai ‘s proposals and its ability to deliver further strengthens our commitment to align ambitions with achievements in an event that will capture the imagination of the world when the time comes.”
Due to the impossibility of holding the BIE General Assembly due to COVID-19 restrictions, member states remotely voted in favor of the BIE Executive Committee ‘s recommendation for a delay, proposed by the UAE government in early April and recommended by the BIE Executive Committee on 21 April. Although voting remains open until 29 May, the two-thirds threshold was exceeded within a week of voting opening on 24 April.
BIE general secretary Dmitry Kerkentses said: “I welcome the quick response from BIE member states. Their support for moving Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be formally approved on May 29, is a new sign of solidarity and demonstrates a common will to work together in” creating the future. “
“In support of the one-year reprieve of Expo 2020 Dubai, BIE member states are giving the world the opportunity to reconvene in 2021, when together we can address the challenges facing humanity and celebrate the unity and solidarity that strengthen us, Expo 2020 Dubai offers the world a unique platform for sharing lessons, solutions and ideas for a better future” called “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”
Expo 2020 Dubai retains its name and is still keen to embrace an exceptional event that will celebrate humanity ‘s vitality, creativity, culture and innovation, including major technological advances in medicine and science.
The first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region (METASA), and the largest event ever held in the Arab world, Expo 2020 will host 192 countries as well as businesses, multilateral organizations and educational institutions.
Material prepared by Lyazat Askarova