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Pavilions of International Organizations I

2010-04-23 10:40:43 GMT2010-04-23 18:40:43 (Beijing Time)

Pavilions of International Organizations: United Nations, World Wide Fund for Nature, International Red Cross & Red Crescent

United Nations Pavilion

Pavilion Profile

Theme: One Earth, One UN

National Pavilion Day: October 24

Pavilion Features

As the largest, most important, representative and authoritative organization worldwide, UN together with its various organizations present how they have made efforts and achieved success in fields of sustainable development, climate change, urban management, among others.

International Organizations Involved in the Pavilion

International organizations involved in the pavilion include: World Health Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization, the World Tourism Organization, the World Bank, the International Telecommunication Union, International Atomic Energy Agency, International Maritime Organization, the United Nations, the United Nations Population Fund, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNAIDS, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, UNEP, UN trade and development group of encirclement Capital Development Fund, the United Nations, UNHCR, UNESCO and the United Nations FAO.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Eye-catching Outward AppearanceThe pavilion boasts a simple but magnificent outward appearance with blue as its main color. The eye-catching emblem and name of the UN can be seen from distance.

Highlight 2: Rich Thematic ActivitiesA large amount of thematic activities will be held by various international organizations during the Expo.

Pavilion of World Wide Fund for Nature

Pavilion Profile

Theme: River, Estuary and City

Pavilion Day: June 5

Pavilion Features

The WWF, established in 1961 as an independent NGO, has gained worldwide reputation for its commitment to environment protection. Adopting Tai Chi elements, the pavilion is designed to showcase the organization's global achievements in the past 50 years, and particularly its philosophy of sustainable development of rivers, estuaries and cities against climate change. Modern interactive devices are employed to present the causes and impacts of climate change.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Entering the "estuary," visitors can get to know the development and environment protection in such cities as Rotterdam, London, New York and Shanghai.

Highlight 2: The exterior and interior walls are both decorated with giant children's drawings, which well interprete the exhibition theme and depict the future life of urban in children's eyes.

International Red Cross & Red Crescent Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: City Life - Humanity without Borders

Pavilion Day: May 8

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The entrance is designed to be a white tent, which is the most common and greatly needed item for disaster relief. The tent-structure of the pavilion sends a visual impact of being "on site" and "in action." The interior pavilion is divided into three parts: "Dark Memories," "Light of Humanity" and "Your Move." These three parts depict a series of major wars and disasters humans have experienced and the unremitting endeavors the two international organizations have made to relieve all the pains and grief.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Red Bracelets OfferedWhile queuing in front of the pavilion entrance, every visitor will be given a red bracelet which symbolizes "connecting both you and me."

Highlight 2: Interaction Through High-tech CamerasThere are four cameras on the theme wall in the interactive zone and visitors only have to show their red bracelets for the cameras to catch their faces and the bracelets. The images taken will be transferred to a LCD screen on the theme wall in a real-time fashion. Images of volunteers and visitors are put together to create a dynamic theme wall.

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