The final meeting of the Bureau Worldwide des Expositions (BIE) has authorised the one-year postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai.
In consequence, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have formally modified to October 1st, 2021, to March 31st, 2022.
The occasion will hold the title “Expo 2020 Dubai”.
The federal government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requested a change in dates of Expo 2020 Dubai following a gathering of the Expo 2020 Dubai steering committee wherein taking part nations expressed their must postpone the opening with a purpose to overcome the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Consistent with BIE laws, the request was examined by the manager committee of the BIE, which on April 21st proposed the postponement to the overall meeting.
In accordance with the BIE Conference, the change in dates required a two-thirds majority vote of member states for the change of dates to take impact.
Since April 24th, voting on the postponement has been carried out remotely by the government-appointed delegates of the 170 member states.
A majority of two-thirds was reached as early as Could 4th, with voting remaining open in accordance with the manager committee’s suggestion.
Dimitri Kerkentzes, secretary normal of the Bureau Worldwide des Expositions, acknowledged: “I welcome this resounding expression of help proven by the worldwide group to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai.
“Whereas this example is unprecedented, the response by the Authorities of the UAE and by our member states demonstrates the sturdy bonds that tie us and the shared dedication we’ve to delivering a very inclusive World Expo.
“The difficulties raised by the Covid-19 pandemic illustrate the significance of sharing options and co-ordinating our actions.
“The time we spend aside leads us to mirror on the significance of being collectively, and reminds us that even within the digital age, shared experiences are the essence of our humanity.
“The world is now greater than ever trying ahead to Expo 2020 Dubai to attach, mirror and have a good time the long run.”