Dubai Expo 2020, an open door for the UAE market

Dubai Expo 2020 represented the most significant global gathering since the start of the pandemic. It served as a powerful galvaniser for working towards achieving the UN SDGs, while also encouraging meaningful partnerships between the 200 participating nations, various organisations and the numerous visitors.
Fri 24/06/2022 by Pierre Escodo
Amina Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary-General) and Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri (Minister of State for Food and Water Security) attended the Global Goals Week.

Dubai Expo 2020 celebrated its Global Goals week (January 15-22) starting with a speech by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Amina J Mohammed, who promised to keep driving efforts to address the world’s biggest challenges: “It is up to each and every one of us to turn this engagement into partnerships and investments that tangibly improve people’s lives everywhere,” said Mohammed at the Al Wasl Plaza. The Global Goals Week, held in association with the UN, hosted a myriad of special hybrid events to highlight the urgent need to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the end of 2030.

European Green Deal promoted

As part of Expo 2020, the EU organised a series of events. One of these was the conference “European Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy: how innovation can support the transition towards global sustainable food systems”. The conference focused on the importance of the transition towards a sustainable global food system and stressed the role that multi-lateral and multi-actor research and innovation projects can play in helping achieve this goal. The event highlighted projects and other initiatives that support sustainable farming. Speakers shared their experiences and explained how the initiatives in which they are engaged contribute to the transition. A particular focus was given to achieving greater resource efficiency worldwide through the use of research and innovation. 

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