Although Expo 2020 may still be a few months away, Cartier has just announced a major collaboration that sees the French jewellery house partner with the world fair to create a women’s pavilion.
Offering a look at the role women play in society, the pavilion promises to offer thought-provoking new perspectives while highlighting achievements both past and present. Visitors will be taken on a journey of education to celebrate achievements by women that have helped shape the world today, while sparking dialogue about how best to tackle problems in the future.
A diverse community of artists, politicians, business leaders and scientists will help drive the conversation, bringing expertise and innovative ideas, and help the pavilion embody Expo’s theme of “connecting minds, creating the future”, and inspire the global community to continue to be a force for change.
This collaboration has been endorsed by both Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, and vocal human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who actually voices the exhibit itself.
Of the partnership Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “I applaud the UAE for dedicating a space for the millions of visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai to learn about the crucial roles that women play from communities to the world stage, while recognising the challenges they still face every day.”
The UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and director general of Expo 2020 Dubai bureau, Reem Al Hashimy explained: “Gender equality is an essential pillar of all sustainable development – the foundation on which the health and prosperity of communities and, indeed, humanity at large is built.
“The women’s pavilion highlights the crucial roles that women have long played as linchpins of their communities and drivers of economies, and underscores Expo 2020 Dubai’s firm commitment to empowering all women to drive their own development and create a better future for us all.”
Updated: March 8, 2020 06:38 PM