EXPOs that welcome everyone: a document to support

Dear friends,

as you may know Expo, the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, is hosting this year, is drawing to a conclusion at the end of the month.
The local LGBTI movement has worked in the past six months to try and foster participants as well as future organisers of EXPOs to engage in concrete actions against discrimination both in the run up to the Universal Exhibition and in the months of the Exhibition.

The result of this action is a Charter called "Expos that welcome everyone" that will be presented on the 30th of October in Milan. It’s hugely important that this document is supported by the majority of LGBTI organisation across the world so as to have more chances that the BIE adopts it.
The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is the intergovernmental organization in charge of overseeing and regulating World Expos, also known as World's Fairs, since 1931. You can learn more about it here.

That’s why we are asking your organizations to express their support for this document by sending an email to [email protected] and [email protected] by the 29th of October.

The mail could go along these lines:

Dear Sir/Madam,

by signing the Charter "Expos that welcome everyone", our organisation calls the BIE, as well as future Expos’ Organisers and Participants, to promote the fight against all types of discrimination– gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex and any other - within their bodies and to all visitors and adopt the Charter of Equal Opportunities.

Particularly, our organization asks to put in place all suitable instruments to rebuff any form of discrimination both in the run up and during the opening of the Expositions.

Name of the legal representative

Thank you very much indeed for your support.

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