Expo 2020 Dubai and Cartier have announced a collaboration to present the Women’s Pavilion, celebrating women change-makers all over the world.

The Women’s Pavilion takes a new look at the contribution of women and their impact on society, shining a light on the countless achievements, past and present, that have driven forward economies and enhanced their communities.

Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International said:

“At Cartier, women have always held a pivotal role, as a driving force and an endless source of inspiration. The Women’s Pavilion is an exciting new chapter in the Maison’s long-standing commitment to support women change-makers. Тhe Women’s Pavilion weaves a strong inspiration for generations to come.”

For the six months of the next World Expo, the Women’s Pavilion will create a space of expression designed to foster dialogue among a diverse community of artists, scientists, thought leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, business leaders and more.

The pavilion will play an exciting role in The World’s Greatest Show of human brilliance and achievement, as it celebrates women, known and unknown, from every land, culture and religion, who are still making history and stimulating change.

In the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the Women’s Pavilion will also spotlight the breadth and wealth of female expertise that is inspiring and empowering global citizens to create a better future.

It will take visitors on an educational journey showcasing both male and female contributors to women’s empowerment and gender equality and will highlight important milestones for women’s rights, as well as the challenges that women are still facing today.

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Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy - UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau  Cyrille Vigneron - President and CEO of Cartier International

Through these aspirational stories, the Women’s Pavilion aims to raise global awareness and inspire people from all generations to make a difference within their community and beyond.

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney – both defenders of and campaigners for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality – are lending their support to the Women’s Pavilion.

Welcoming the initiative, Phumzile 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.“

“These challenges cannot be solved by governments alone, but through meaningful and substantive collaborations with the private sector, civil societies and committed individuals. The Women’s Pavilion, in collaboration with Cartier, is setting a needed standard for corporations to rethink their approach to gender advocacy – and is a powerful platform to cascade the gender equality message to the world.”

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said:

“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.“

With the Women’s Pavilion, Expo 2020 and Cartier will celebrate women from all backgrounds and vocations, from global political figures to local community members to trailblazing business leaders, providing a global platform to recognize the impact of women and their influence on our society.