Expo 2020 Dubai highlights strategies for creating more sustainable societies

As part of the Diversity and Inclusivity Week, Expo 2020 Dubai has arranged an event to shed light on ways to create more inclusive communities. How can global citizens work together to foster greater common understanding and build more inclusive societies around the world? That was the topic addressed during the most recent series of thematic weeks of Expo 2020 Dubai aimed at discussing solution solutions around the world.

Expo 2020 is a route to diversity around the globe

Tolerance and Inclusivity Week, held on 17-18 November 2020, brought together scholars from around the world to highlight programs that strengthen the awareness of multiculturalism, co-existence and interfaith. As well as improve accessibility and encourage indigenous peoples and cultures.

Promoting peace and stability, open dialogue and positive media and public forum reporting, the virtual event featured remarks by Reem Al Hashemy, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Cooperation and Director-General of the Dubai Bureau of Expo 2020; Caroline Casey, Member of The Influential 500, an activist for accountability and inclusion; and also Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Edu 2020.

Reem Al Hashemy believes in every important moral

Reem Al Hashemy said When achieved, the principles of multiculturalism and inclusivity give us the immense gift of being able to acknowledge and cherish common human values. While at the same time appreciating our differences and the wonderful diversity of our species, peoples and cultures.”

The event highlighted a range of Expo-sponsored programs currently in progress, alongside solutions from Expo 2020 international members. Through programs supported by its global creativity and collaboration network, Expo Live, and Expo’s Global Best Practice Program.

This included the grantee for Expo Live, WheeLog! An app that tracks crowdsources for wheelchair users and a project by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). That has also strengthened cross-border cooperation of livestock movements, enhancing understanding and co-existence among different communities and fostering inclusive dialogue. This is in regions affected by recurrent natural resource conflicts.

During the Expo, the event also featured ‘Dignified Storytelling’-a series of sessions on avoiding stereotypes, stigmas and biased narratives. This is ensuring compliance with social and cultural norms-and wrapped up with a World Majlis. That explored how institutions and economic systems can better meet the needs of people on our planet.

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