The standard assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has permitted the just one-calendar year postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai.
As a end result, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially adjusted to October 1st, 2021, to March thirty first, 2022.
The occasion will preserve the identify “Expo 2020 Dubai”.
The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requested a modify in dates of Expo 2020 Dubai next a assembly of the Expo 2020 Dubai steering committee in which collaborating countries expressed their need to have to postpone the opening in purchase to overcome the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In line with BIE rules, the ask for was examined by the government committee of the BIE, which on April 21st proposed the postponement to the standard assembly.
In accordance with the BIE Convention, the modify in dates required a two-thirds greater part vote of member states for the modify of dates to get influence.
Since April twenty fourth, voting on the postponement has been carried out remotely by the government-appointed delegates of the one hundred seventy member states.
A greater part of two-thirds was attained as early as May possibly 4th, with voting remaining open in accordance with the government committee’s suggestion.
Dimitri Kerkentzes, secretary standard of the Bureau International des Expositions, mentioned: “I welcome this resounding expression of assist shown by the worldwide neighborhood to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai.
“While this condition is unprecedented, the reaction by the Governing administration of the UAE and by our member states demonstrates the sturdy bonds that tie us and the shared dedication we have to providing a certainly inclusive Earth Expo.
“The problems raised by the Covid-19 pandemic illustrate the value of sharing methods and co-ordinating our actions.
“The time we commit apart qualified prospects us to mirror on the value of becoming together, and reminds us that even in the digital age, shared experiences are the essence of our humanity.
“The earth is now extra than at any time seeking forward to Expo 2020 Dubai to link, mirror and rejoice the potential.”