WORLD POPULATION DAY 2011: THE WORLD AT 7 BILLION

Posted by Anna Centenary on 12:32 PM
World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world's population reached five billion people.

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.