Secretary-General Designates Maher Nasser as Expo 2025 Commissioner-General

The Secretary-General has designated Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division in the Department of Global Communications, as Commissioner-General for the Organization’s participation in Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

The United Nations participation in the Osaka Kansai Expo 2025 will build on the overall Expo theme of “Designing Future Society for Our Lives” and showcase the work of the United Nations system to overcome common challenges, build prosperity, promote equality, the rule of law, protection of the environment, climate action and the importance of multilateralism and global collaboration to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and what will be agreed to in the Pact for the Future.

The world exposition will run from 13 April 2025 to 13 October 2025 and will include a United Nations Pavilion that reflects the work of over 30 UN entities and how they impact people’s lives, including in the host country, Japan.

Mr. Nasser has over 30 years of experience working with the UN in multiple duty stations and at the Department of Global Communications. He was also the Commissioner-General of the United Nations at Expo 2020 in Dubai.  His ability to engage effectively with international partners and stakeholders and his expertise will be instrumental in advancing the United Nations mission at Expo 2025.

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