The idea for an "EXPO 2000 Global Dialogue" was born in 1992. It was then that
the EXPO 2000 International Advisory Board (IAB)
recommended that the organisers of the first World Exposition in Germany take
up the initiatives of the UN Environment and Development Conference in Rio de
Janeiro under the motto "A global partnership for sustainable development".
EXPO 2000 seeks a world-wide dialogue centring on the themes of the World
Exposition with some of the cleverest minds and creative thinkers contributing
their knowledge. In the "Global Dialogue" lines of thought meet outside
scientific disciplines. Different cultures' experiences of the world cross
Nine times during the World Exposition, for three days on each
occasion, EXPO 2000 is to become the focal point of world-wide discussion. The
themes are being developed by internationally
recognised institutions and organisations from proposals put forward by the
EXPO 2000 International Advisory Board (IAB).
The daily afternoon sessions, Global Focus, Talk around the World and Platform for the Future, will be recorded for television. Sabine Christiansen will be the central presenter for the Global Dialogue programmes. Sabine Christiansen was an ARD (German TV channel) newsreader for ten years and currently heads the most successful political talk show programme on German TV.
Please read also the greeting of Birgit Breuel and Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner.
Interested people from all
countries in the world can today already discuss themes of world-wide interest
in the Global
Dialogue on the Internet.