Are you a typical human on the blue planet?

World Population Day 2011 World Population Day

In a world of 7 Billion people every organization and individual has a unique role and special7 Billion Actions 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. World Population Day 

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Whoa, what incredible facts and figures! Thanks for sharing. It’s mind boggling to think that the world’s population could fit shoulder-to-shoulder in the city of Los Angeles. Our growth has been really exponential and I like your last point, that we “need to count on each other.”

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEA
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