Expo 2020 Women's Pavilion to be part of upcoming 2025 Osaka Expo in Japan.
11 March 2023, 12:00 AM
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The Women’s Pavilion that was first introduced at Expo 2020 Dubai will also be part of the upcoming 2025 Osaka Expo in Japan, Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, said during an International Women’s Day event at Expo City Dubai on Wednesday.
The women’s day event at Expo City also delved into how women and men can support each other to build alliances around the common goal of protecting our planet.
Al Hashimy, who also served as the managing director of Expo 2020 Dubai and is now the CEO of Expo City Dubai Authority, noted having another Women’s Pavilion at the next world fair is a testament to the vision of the pavilion – “when women thrive, humanity thrives.”
The Women’s Pavilion was not a requirement mandated by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental organisation in charge of overseeing and regulating World Expos. But Al Hashimy said it was first introduced at Dubai Expo to tell visitors that highlighting women’s issues is “not a token exercise.”
The Women’s Pavilion, which still stands today, is now part of Expo City Dubai. “It is a dedicated space for meaningful discussions supporting women’s contributions to shaping a more balanced world.” Al Hashimy noted all are stewards and everyone has a responsibility for the planet.
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