New Zealand Pavilion ... inspired by the understanding that humans and nature are inextricably connected.

New Zealand has unveiled more details and a video about how the nation’s theme of Care for People and Place will guide all the engagement, activities, and events at Expo 2020 inside the New Zealand pavilion and beyond.

The theme is inspired by the indigenous environmental ethos of kaitiakitanga, the understanding that humans and nature are inextricably connected. It is a deep belief that humans have a responsibility to care and protect the land, sky and water and that nature will, in turn, provide and care for humans to sustain and safeguard a future for all, said senior New Zealand government officials.

“Our new video is a teaser as to what visitors can expect when they come to the New Zealand pavilion and an insight into our theme. As an inclusive and multicultural society, New Zealand takes a long-term, multi-generational view to both social and environmental issues, some of which can be seen in the footage,” remarked Clayton Kimpton, New Zealand’s Commissioner-General to Expo 2020 Dubai.

In another world-first, New Zealand is leading on, and working with, international Indigenous and Tribal peoples to deliver the first ever Global Indigenous Symposium at a World Expo. The symposium will be held in November during Expo 2020’s Tolerance and Inclusivity Week.