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United Nations at Expo Milano 2015


On the first of May, the Universal Exposition, Expo Milano 2015, opened. This year, the Expo is based on the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". Both food security and sustainability are at the heart of this event, which will run until the end of October 2015.

The UN’s presence at the Expo Milano 2015 includes all of the Rome based agencies dedicated to food and nutrition: FAO, WFP and IFAD. The Expo’s theme fits perfectly with the “Zero Hunger Challenge” launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012 during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The Expo has underscored that the event seeks to address his call to action with its tagline:  “The Zero Hunger Challenge - United for a sustainable world”.
This year, the UN is joining the Expo in an unusual and creative way. Instead of having a pavilion, the UN will have a horizontal presence by the installation of 18 giant blue spoons guiding the visitors through a thematic itinerary.

The itinerary is meant to help attendees discover how the UN agencies work to eradicate hunger and poverty and guarantee a sustainable future through interactive videos, photo stories, infographics and maps. It moves from Pavilion Zero, to a Biodiversity Park, the Children’s Park, the Future Food District, the 9 Thematic Clusters, country pavilions and the civil society area, Cascina Triulza.

Make the map experience more interactive by playing "get to ZERO": use the QR Codes available on the UN Space along the Zero Hunger Challenge Itinerary, or play it online. 

The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department will be collaborating in several events during the six months calendar of Expo Milano 2015. Visit the official webpage to keep up-to-date. 

The UN will celebrate three international days during the Expo Milano 2015:

Expo on Twitter 

Expo on Facebook

Expo Milano 2015
UN at Expo 2015

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Read the latest press release from José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General: World Expo can give new impetus to efforts to eradicate hunger 

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