About 7 Billion Actions

The world population will reach 7 billion on 31 October, 2011. Individual actions are needed—to think, live and engage one another differently, and to manage this growth responsibly. Our increasing global population will affect us all and it is everyone’s business to do something about it.

This milestone is an occasion to recognize and celebrate our common humanity and diversity. In light of this historic moment, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with private sector corporations, non-governmental organizations, global academics and ordinary citizens, is calling for a renewed global commitment for a healthy and sustainable world.

Everyone has an opportunity and a responsibility to make a world of 7 billion a better place for all of us. UNFPA is leading a global campaign—7 Billion Actions—to inspire governments, corporations, NGOs and individuals to take socially positive actions in their communities and around the world.

We’re a world of 7 billion, but it all starts with one: you.

How you can get involved:

– Learn About the Issues: Read more about the campaign and how people around the world are addressing the challenges of a population of 7 Billion on our blog: http://7billionactions.tumblr.com/

– Follow Us: Connect with 7 Billion Actions and share it with your friends on Facebook (www.facebook.com/7billionactions) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/7billionactions)

– Share Your Story: Go to http://7billionactions.org/stories and share your story of how you are taking action for humanity. Then tell us how your organization is addressing the issues associated with a world of 7 billion at http://www.7billionactions.org/organizations.

– Submit a Short Film: Submit a short film to the global competition, 1 of 7 Billion, to bring the 7 billion challenge to life. Starting 31 October through 15 February , 2012, you can visit www.7billionactions.org, www.fundacion101248.org or our Facebook page to submit your video.

– Sing or Play Along: Create your own version of the “United”song at http://www.7billionactions.org/music and have a chance to be included in a Playing for Change mash-up of different versions from around the world

Source: 7 Billion Actions