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Milan, 23 October - PRESS RELEASE - On the 24 October, on the occasion of United Nations Day, the Tree of Life and the Lake Arena will be lit up in #UNblue from 20.25 to 20:35. The iconic symbol and landmark of Expo Milano 2015, the Tree of Life and Lake Arena, will join the UN Blue campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
Milan, 4 June 2015 – World Environment Day (WED), the U
PRESS RELEASE - Milan, 19 August 2015 - Senior officials of the UN, the leaders of the Civil Society organisations all over the world and a large audience arranged to meet today in Expo Milano 2015 to celebrate the World Humanitarian Day. In line with the theme of the Universal Exposition “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, the World Humanitarian Day of the United Nations this year has chosen as its topic “Inspiring humanity in the world”. The main objective of today’s debates and meetings was indeed to encourage a deep sense of global citizenship, by telling the stories of the humanitarian aid workers and their efforts to help populations in need.
Press Release - 17 June 2015 - Global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification at Expo Milano 2015.
Quotes from: Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General; Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of UN Convention to Combat Desertification; Gianpaolo Cantini, Director-General for Development Cooperation, International Cooperation; Maria Helena Semedo Deputy Director-General from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Paola Agostini, Global Lead for Landscapes and TerrAfrica Coordinator at the World Bank.
Rome May 2015. Every year all round the world a third of the food that is produced is wasted or lost (that’s 1.3 billion tons!); the losses and the waste are equal to 680 billion dollars in industrialized countries, and 310 billion in developing countries. Every single day in Mumbai (India) 4,000 people known as dabbawala deliver 160,000 meals cooked at home by mothers and wives for the city’s workers. There are architects who have designed beehives for the city, and artists who have turned food sharing into an art form; masters of twentieth-century architecture who have planned ideal cities where the urban and the agricultural spaces are integrated, and contemporary studies that have designed fruit and vegetable markets that are transformed into spaces for events.
PRESS RELEASE - 23 July, Milan - During her visit to the Spanish pavilion, Queen Letizia participated in a session on the UN's presence at Expo and the importance of 2015 as a crucial year for the global development agenda.
Press Release - Milan, 2 July - United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and No Peace Without Justice will hold a Press Conference on the theme Reinforcing the Role of Women in the Middle East and North Africa on Monday 6 July 2015 at 11 a.m. “ME and WE – Women for Expo” space North-West Cardo, 1st floor – EXPO 2015.
PRESS RELEASE - 16 June 2015 - The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Mr Li Yong was invited by WAIPA to contribute to this event by delivering a speech at the opening session as well acting as a panelist in third session Expo Milan 2015 - The role of FDI in “Feeding the planet, energy for life”
PRESS RELEASE - 6 July, 2015, Rome – Two FAO projects have earned awards in an Expo 2015 competition aimed at spotlighting best practices in sustainability in international food security work.
Press Release - Rome, 28 May 2015 - The initiative is promoted by UNIDO ITPO Italy, Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, in collaboration with the National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche – CNR).
Press Release - Milan, 24 May 2015 - UNIDO ITPO Italy in the framework of EXPO 2015 has organized an incoming of 70 companies and institutions from Algeria, Argentina, the Philippines, Ghana and Pakistan only for the first month of May.
Press Release - Milan, 1 May 2015 - Screened in the UN Garden at Expo Milano 2015 a video message of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of the opening of the universal exposition.
Press Release - Nairobi/Roma, 7 aprile 2015 - Italy has today been named host of this year's World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June, in a joint announcement made by the Government of Italy and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Press release - Rome, 25 February 2015 - Launch of UNIDO TIPO Italy's online platform "Supporting your SMEs to discover EXPO 2015 and Italian Excellences"
Press release - 20 November 2014 - A prototype of the installation that will represent the United Nations at Expo Milano 2015 was unveiled this afternoon in Rome during the Second InternationalConference on Nutrition (ICN2).
The UN-Expo Team released “The UN at Expo Milano 2015” a glimpse into the 2015 World Exposition in Milano. The book available online and for download.
Press release - 5 November 2014, Rome - The UN Commissioner-General for Expo 2015 participated to the presentation of the Short Food Movie project describing the collaboration with the Fondazione Cinema per Roma.
Press release - 7 May 2014, Rome - Official presentation of the World Expo Milan 2015 to the UN system’s leadership, hosted in Rome by the Italian Foreign Minister, Ms. Federica Mogherini.
Press Release - Rome, 14 November 2013 - The United Nations and Expo 2015 signed the participation contract confirming the UN’s major support for Expo Milano 2015.