The United Nations participating in Expo 2015

The United Nations flag flies alongside the other countries that have officially announced their participation in Expo Milano 2015

The decision was announced by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a letter to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. This is the first official adhesion by an international organisation, a sign that the 2015 appointment is becoming a fixed date in all global agendas.

“On behalf of the United Nations it is with great pleasure that I accept the invitation to participate in Expo 2015. The theme of the universal “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” - says Ban Ki-moon - reflects the priorities of the United Nations and connects directly to our joint commitment for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. In fact, Expo Milano 2015 coincides with our goals for 2015. The United Nations appreciates the opportunity to participate - said the UN Secretary-General - and initiate a productive collaboration.”

“On behalf of the government, I welcome this involvement with great satisfaction - says Foreign Minister Franco Frattini – it is in line with the extraordinary collaboration that has always characterised the relations between Italy and the United Nations. The theme of Expo 2015 is one of the main issues on the agenda of the planet this century. That is why the United Nations adhesion takes on a very special meaning in view of 2015. We are truly overjoyed.”