United Nations - Expo Aichi 2005

With the theme "Celebrating Diversity", more than 30 UN agencies were gathered in this pavilion. These diversities included those of life, cultures, peoples, states and the UN's own work. Through the work of the various UN agencies, the UN pavilion portrayed people around the world and celebrated their diversity.
The most interesting things to see were the impressionist videos, the photos presented in an international competition sponsored by the UN Environment Programme, and the "Art Gallery" presenting the issues of ageing and health. There were also paintings by renowned Japanese artist Ikuo Hirayama, inspired by the "Bamiyan" Buddhas in Afghanistan, and computer-generated displays of Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" as well as other artworks dedicated to peace.
At the multimedia "education centre", visitors could learn about the various activities of the United Nations, its various agencies, funds and programmes. There were also interactive computer games created mainly for children to introduce them to the UN. The UN pavilion was open to all. Not only were the activities of the UN presented but also various people from its member countries were portrayed in this pavilion.