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7 Billion Actions Campaign
7 Billion People Counting on Each Other
New York City
Babatunde Osotimehin (Executive Director, UNFPA)
7 Billion Actions is a worldwide campaign established by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 2011 to commemorate the world population milestone of 7 billion people. UNFPA is a United Nations organization that works on population and development issues, with an emphasis on reproductive health and gender equality. 7 Billion Actions works with multiple corporations, organizations and individuals to address the 7 Key Issues such as poverty, gender equality, youth, ageing, urbanization, environment, and reproductive health and rights. The UN has declared the World Population surpassing 7 billion on 31 October 2011. Prior to this date, the UN celebrated the Day of Six Billion in October 1999.
1 Day of Seven Billion
2 Campaign goals
3 7 key issues
4 Main campaign components
5 Corporate, NGO, and media partnerships
8 External links
Day of Seven Billion
Main article: Day of Seven Billion
Estimated and projected populations of the world and its continents (except Antarctica) from 1950. The shaded regions correspond to range of projections by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The Day of Seven Billion, October 31, 2011, is the day that has been officially designated by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as the approximate day on which the total world population reached a population of seven billion people. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke at the United Nations building in New York City on this milestone in the size of world population about the issues that it will raise, along with promoting 7 Billion Actions.
The 7 Billion Actions Campaign aims to raise awareness of key population issues such as reproductive health, poverty, women empowerment, youth, environment sustainability, ageing, and urbanization, by encouraging people to take actions and recommit to humanity.
The campaign will count and showcase 7 billion online and offline actions that tell the story of the people behind the number and the connections they share with each o