UNESCO News release:
"At the invitation of the Government of Japan the United Nations has announced that it will participate in the World Exposition (EXPO) 2005 to take place in Aichi, Japan, from next March 25 to September 25, 2005.
"Within the overall Expo them of 'Nature's Wisdom' the United Nations Pavilion will foxus on 'Celebrating Diversity'. Many UN agencies will contribute to the multi-media exhibits, special events, screenings, educational and entertainment activities being organized on this occasion. UNESCO is serving as lead agency for this initiative in view of the relevance of the Organization's core mission, which is 'to promote a fruitful diversity of cultures' that not only gives meaning to our differences, but also, and even more importantly, demonstrates our common belonging to humanity,' in the words of UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura."