Monday, October 31, 2011

7 Billion Day today

The United Nations Population Fund designated October 31, 2011 as the day on which world population will reach a population of 7 billion people.

The world had already reached the population of 6 billion on October 12, 1999 and a population of 5 billion twelve years before that on July 11,1987.

The day has been officially designated The Day of Seven Billion. United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has been planned to speak at the United Nations building in New York City on the population size and the issues that it will raise, along with promoting the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)'s new program named 7 Billion Actions, which will seek to: "Build global awareness around the opportunities and challenges associated with a world of seven billion people".

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