International Organisations - Expo Shanghai 2010

International Organisations at the Exhibition Expo Shanghai 2010
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The pavilion consists of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Bo'ao Asian Forum, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the Francophone Business Forum, the Global Environment Facility, the International Union of Public Transport, the International Council of Museums, the International Network on Bamboo and Rattan, the League of Arab States, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, United Cities and Local Governments, the World Water Council and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations Pavilion

Established in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a political, economic and cultural organisation of ten Southeast Asian countries. The member countries of the association express their common desire to pursue a harmonious social life.

- The exhibition presents the association and its structures as well as thematic photos of the member countries.

- Posters, brochures, panels, short films and interactive media are used to present information on Southeast Asian culture and tourism.

Bo'ao Asian Forum Pavilion

The pavilion adopts the colours of blue and silver to look scientific, modern and international. Based on the ASIA logo, the body of the large stage impresses visitors with a simple and strong visual effect. The forum aims to propel the development of Asian countries by thoroughly readjusting the regional economy. The balloon shape in the logo and the acnodal reception desk signify the union of people from all over the world and translate into understanding, communication, cooperation and the creation of a harmonious city and a bright future.

- The world map signifies globalisation, pluralism and integration.

- The tropical plants accompanying the modern stands suggest the harmony necessary for economic development.

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Pavilion

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa is Africa's largest and oldest economic cooperation organisation, which aims to create a customs union between its twenty member countries. The three areas of the pavilion are designed to showcase the original local customs and efforts to strengthen a free trade agreement between the member countries.

- The mural brings back images of the daily life of the people of Eastern and Southern Africa.

- The LED screen projects a video on new aspects of the organisation's member countries.

Pavilion of the Francophone Business Forum

The Francophone Business Forum is a grouping of economic actors from French-speaking countries. Created in 1987, the FFA facilitates the development of relations and exchanges between public and private economic actors. The walls made of specific materials represent the strength to adapt to the environment of the human being. The waterfall, the wave between two glass walls and the glazed tiles create a fresh atmosphere.

- The palace area is built with the combination of high-tech glass and steel structure. The interior of the palace is decorated with murals from all over the world, representing the perfect fusion of classical art and modern technology.

- On the dome made of wood and brass, a cone is suspended, where a stream of water flows into a glass shell, symbolising the effect of rain on the ecological balance of the world.

Global Environment Facility Pavilion

The Global Environment Facility is an organisation that manages a system of funding for environmental protection. It is an independent financial organisation that provides grants to projects concerning biodiversity, the fight against the effects of global warming, water pollution and the depletion of the ozone layer. The green pavilion is designed in a simple yet delicate way.

- Visitors can learn more about the creation, organisation and development of the fund.

- Photos and multimedia are used to present the contribution made by the fund to the improvement of the environment.

Pavilion of the International Union of Public Transport

This pavilion is designed to show the development of public transport around the world, to analyse the experiences and lessons learned and to discuss the influence of transport on metropolitan life so that visitors can better understand the benefits of public transport. The models of tracks and roads, videos and photos will be impressive.

- You will see the evolution of public transport over the last 125 years, interesting practices and urban planning.

- Innovations in public transport are on display for visitors to see.

- The pavilion will hold a competition of articles on the theme of a better future.

Pavilion of the International Council of Museums

The Council conducts research on the interdependence and interaction between cities and museums in the fields of culture, society, economy, environment and innovation. The pavilion is divided into a fixed and a temporary zone, the front of which is set up as a thematic or activity zone, while the back is a picture wall so that visitors can experience a modern museum.

- The temporary zone presents museums from different regions every month.

- Interactive activities and lectures will be held on the themes. Commemorative activities will be organised on the occasion of the day of honour.

Pavilion of the International Bamboo and Rattan Network

The network contributes to the sustainable use of bamboo and rattan resources. The ecologically designed pavilion displays knitted items such as musical instruments, furniture and containers, presenting the network's contribution to poverty eradication, environmental protection and global cooperation.

- On the outside wall, an LED screen is used to project a short film about the creation of a comfortable human environment by bamboo and rattan.

- The video column in the pavilion shows various bamboo and rattan constructions and the function of bamboo and rattan in human life.

Arab League Pavilion

The pavilion presents the diverse life of ancient Arab cities in terms of civilization, construction, way of life, natural resources, economy and trade, to unfold the evolution and modernization of 22 cities by interpreting their influence on the life of Arabs as a result of historical events.

- The functions of the League of Arab States will be presented from different angles through posters, brochures, electronic presentations, films and websites.

- Diverse discussions and lectures will be held on the theme of Arab cities and their development.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Pavilion

A European-style plastic embedded in two parallel sentences interprets the theme of a harmonious world. The outer wall consists of a drawing on which people come to Shanghai with clasped hands. The interior and the dome of the pavilion are covered with the rising sun, which heralds a bright future for the organisation.

- You will find the model imitated from the Yixing pavilion where the organisation was founded.

- The 11.1 m long relief engraves the events between 1996 and 2010 and the territories of the member states of the organisation.

United Cities and Local Governments Pavilion

The UCLG, established in May 2004, secretariat located in Barcelona of Spain, is now the largest international organisation of cities and local governments in the world. UCLG members include 112 state and regional local government associations and over 1,000 cities from 95 countries and regions.

The pavilion, designed as an open space without a roof, has the accommodation, exhibition, entertainment and cooperation section of the members. 8 touch screens are placed in the exhibition section. Visitors will be able to view information of cities, country and correlative region shining in the sphere. The exhibition is to promote the cooperative relationship of members of different development scope and different cultures.

- In the entertainment section, visitors will be able to make an interactive communication in front of the screen with the person in another port of the network.

- The members' cooperation section offers a place for communication and cooperation, satisfying different demands.

World Water Council Pavilion

The pavilion presents successful and creative cases concerning the use of water resources in cities, deepening the research on a better life with water and interpreting the theme of water for life and development.

- A corner is reserved for children to participate in interactive activities to get an idea about water.

- A series of thematic activities will take place on this occasion.

World Wildlife Fund Pavilion

The World Wildlife Fund is a nature and environmental NGO established in 1961. The pavilion showcases the Fund's 50 years of conservation successes in promoting the idea of sustainable development of rivers, ports and cities. Interactive materials are used to interpret the origins and consequences of climate change.

- On the simulation terminals you can learn about the development and protection of the environment in Rotterdam, London, New York and Shanghai.

- The walls of the pavilion are decorated with drawings made by the children.

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