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October 26, 2021

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‘When you don’t have a bank account… you don’t have freedom,’ ‎says CEO of UAE’s first fully digital bank

DUBAI – Bringing financial services to people left behind by traditional banks and exploring new ways of making streaming services more interactive were among the ideas explored at the inaugural Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Talks series at Expo 2020 Dubai today (25 October). The event brought together tech leaders, educationalists and entrepreneurs, including
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Portugal Pavilion presents plastic-pollution penguins in sustainability ‎and cultural celebration

DUBAI, 24 October 2021 – The Portugal Pavilion celebrated the 500th anniversary of the first world circumnavigation at Expo 2020 today (24 October), showcasing both the country’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and its cultural diversity. The pavilion inaugurated street-art sculpture Magellan Penguins, in homage to Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães
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UN Deputy Secretary-General praises UAE as ‘generous and reliable ‎partner’ and Expo 2020 as building block for SDG implementation

DUBAI – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has commended the UAE leadership for delivering a meaningful World Expo, despite challenges caused by the pandemic, describing Expo 2020 Dubai as a solid building block towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the road to Agenda 2030. Visiting Expo 2020 Dubai as part of the […]
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European Union celebrates its Honour Day at Expo 2020 with ‎captivating gala of music and dance

DUBAI – The European Union celebrated its Honour Day at Expo 2020 Dubai today (23 October) with a host of cultural performances across the site, culminating in a captivating gala of classical music and dance at Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre. A delegation led by His Excellency Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of the European Commission was welcomed […]
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Live feed available for tonight’s performance by all-female Firdaus Orchestra, featuring composer A. R. Rahman

DUBAI – Please find details here of how to access tonight’s live feed of the inaugural full-length concert by the all-female Firdaus Orchestra at Expo 2020 Dubai. The orchestra, comprising 50 women and 23 nationalities, has been coached over the course of several months by Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman, with its first public performance […]
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Launch of next year’s SheTrades Global, the event supporting female entrepreneurship, takes place at Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI – Female empowerment, leadership and entrepreneurship are among the topics covered regularly in the panel discussions and seminars at Expo 2020’s Women’s Pavilion, in collaboration with Cartier. This made it the ideal location for the official launch of the upcoming SheTrades Global, an event organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) to connect female […]
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Galvanising youth will set optimistic trajectory for women in science, panelists assert at Women’s Pavilion space discussion

DUBAI – Galvanising youth with symbols of women in science, and motivating the next generation to overcome challenges specific to the sector, is crucial to encouraging a female presence in the sciences moving ahead, experts said at a space-focused event at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Women’s Pavilion on Thursday. “We need to motivate the youth… whenever […]