1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication - Vancouver - Expo'86

Transport and Communication

May 2, 1986 - October 13, 1986


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United Nations

United Nations at the Exhibition Expo Vancouver 1986

© Jerrye & Roy Klotz MD

The United Nations designated 1986 as the International Year of Peace, providing an opportunity for all to reflect on the meaning of peace and to commit themselves to making it possible.

The theme of the UN pavilion, 'communications for peace', is in line with the communications theme of Expo 86 and adds a special dimension, as communications have the power to bridge distances and spread information, and are presented as an essential factor for peace.

The pavilion devotes a large part to a presentation of the "Earth from space", without flags or borders, to suggest to visitors that the earth belongs to everyone.

An audio-visual production, The Island in Space, narrated by Peter Ustinov, is presented in a 120-seat room.


An interactive exhibition featuring ancient and state-of-the-art communications equipment invites visitors to participate.

The UN theme of world harmony is reflected in a beautiful mural outside the building designed by Paul Ygartua. Peace and nuclear disarmament is the specific message of the exhibition.

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