The Queen speaks at Expo 2020
On Tuesday 1 February, The Queen took part digitally in a seminar at the Expo 2020 world exhibition in Dubai. The theme for the seminar was mental ill-health among children and young people.
On 1–2 February, Swedish agencies, businesses and experts came together for the Swedish life science programme during health week at the Expo 2020 world exhibition in Dubai. As part of the programme, Mentor and the Choice Foundation arranged a seminar on mental ill-health among children and young people. The Queen, who founded Mentor in 1994, opened the seminar with a speech in which she said:
During this Mental Health Week, we will share the importance of early intervention to support children and young people to better health and a good start in life.
Preventive and health-promoting interventions will benefit young people today – and the whole society in the future.
HM The Queen
The Expo 2020 world exhibition in Dubai was planned to take place in 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Almost 190 countries are taking part in the exhibition – which opened on 1 October 2021 and runs until 31 March 2022 – on the theme 'Connecting Minds – Creating the Future'.
Sweden's participation is based on cooperation between state and industry. 143 Swedish businesses are taking part.