Hope you had/have a Happy UN Day, wherever you are in the world!
This year, the UN commemorates the fact that the global population will reach 7 billion people by the 31st of October. Earlier in the day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released this message:
“Let us unite, seven billion strong, in the name of the global common good.”
Check out the UN population blog, 7 Billion Actions.
The latest campaign targets seven issues:
- Poverty and breaking the circle of inequality
- Empowerment and progress of women and girls
- Young people
- Reproductive health and rights
- Healthy environmental and healthy people
- Urbanization-planning for growth.
How you can get involved:
- If you are doing something to help out your community, share your story.
- If you’re an aspiring film maker, submit a short film addressing one of the seven UN issues.
- If you’re a musician, remix the UN anthem.