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World Expos and the celebration of Human Fraternity

Interview with Maher Nasser, Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 Dubai

World Expos and the celebration of Human Fraternity

Bureau International des Expositions

On 4 February, the United Nations and countries around the world are marking, for the first time, the International Day of Human Fraternity. Maher Nasser, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 Dubai, takes this occasion to explain the significance of this new International Day and to reflect on the role that World Expos can play in reaffirming and strengthening global solidarity.

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