Watch: UAE’s sustainability message shown through immersive projection dazzles UN Headquarters in New York

The projection explored the forces of nature that are people and planet, as well as the beauty, intelligence and fragility of our world
Image Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elías

New York: World leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Monday were left “awestruck” by a “first-of-its-kind” immersive projection by Expo 2020 Dubai – now Expo City Dubai – that carried a message of urgent action on environmental sustainability.

Taking to his Twitter account on Tuesday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, highlighted the efforts exerted by the UAE as part of its contribution to save the future of the planet.

“Part of the UAE’s message to the United Nations will be about its contribution to save the future of planet Earth – a message that was prepared by our distinguished Expo team, to be conveyed before the world leaders,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.

Cinematic experience

The immersive cinematic experience explored the forces of nature that are people and planet and the beauty, intelligence and fragility of the world we inhabit. The experience also conveyed the immense potential that can be realised when humanity and nature collaborate, with a flurry of virtual post-its from ‘the world’s to-do list’ sharing some of the real pledges from Expo 2020 visitors on the actions to support the SDGs.

The SDG Moment then set the scene for the ‘Transforming Education Summit’, with the projection switching to a story of children from all over the world, who have and do not have access to knowledge or technology to reach their fullest potential.

Convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the SDG Moment provides a platform to showcase the bold actions and solutions needed to achieve the goals by 2030.