World Population Day 2011 UNFA.org World Population Day
In a world of 7 Billion people every organization and individual has a unique role and special responsibility. Working together, incremental actions will create exponential results. Take action today, you can make a difference in others’ lives. World Population Day will kick off the 7 Billion Actions campaign.
Seven Billion: Are You Typical?
By 2012 you will be one of 7 Billion
The tremendous interest generated by the Day of 5 Billion on 11 July 1987 led to the establishment of World Population Day as an annual event. For more than 20 years, 11 July has been an occasion to mark the significance of population trends and related issues.
This year, as the world population is expected to surpass 7 billion, UNFPA and partners are launching a campaign called 7 Billion Actions. It aims to engage people, spur commitment and spark actions related to the opportunities and challenges presented by a world of 7 billion people.
In many ways a world of 7 billion is an achievement: Globally, people are living longer and healthier lives, and couples are choosing to have fewer children. However, because so many couples are in, or will soon be entering, their reproductive years, the world population is projected to increase for decades to come. Meeting the needs of current and future generations presents daunting challenges.
Whether we can live together equitably on a healthy planet will depend on the choices and decisions we make now. In a world of 7 billion people, and counting, we need to count each other. UNFA.org World Population Day