United Nations Day, 2011

Photo: United Nations Photo, via Flickr
Photo: United Nations Photo, via Flickr

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
  • Aging
  • Urbanization-planning for growth.
Photo: United Nations Photo, via Flickr.
Photo: United Nations Photo, via Flickr.

How you can get involved: