The ILO, under the United Nations dedicated Pavilion, will take part in Expo 2020 Dubai from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to promote a human-centred future of work.
Under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the World Expo will host some 200 participating countries, the United Nations agencies.
In the lead up to Expo 2020, a series of Pre-Expo virtual events will be held from October 2020 to March 2021 to highlight some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
During the Pre-Expo Urban and Rural Development Week, Simel Esim, ILO expert on Cooperatives and the Social and Solidarity Economy, explained how cooperatives have transformed livelihoods and also emboldened the voice of rural women.
During the Climate Change and Biodiversity Week, Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator of the ILO Green Jobs Program joined the global platform with a presentation on "A just transition to a low-carbon economy".