Latest United Nations Population Fund Stories

Halloween Due Date Expected For Seven Billionth Person
2011-10-21 05:01:00

The countdown is on, as the seven-billionth person will enter the world on Monday, October 31, Population Action International (PAI) announced in a Thursday press release. The PAI's announcement corroborates a previous report by the U.N. Population Fund. That organization's website 7 Billion People - 7 Billion Actions, the Earth's current population topped 6.997 billion people as of 5pm Eastern on October 20, 2011. In order to mark the occasion, the PAI has released an interactive...

Earth's Population Hitting 7 Billion By Month's End
2011-10-17 10:50:17

According to a new report by the U.N. Population Fund, there will be 7 billion people living on Earth as of October 31. Currently, the Earth has over 6.997 billion people and counting, according to the U.N. website 7 Billion People - 7 Billion Actions. The organization launched "7 Billion Actions" on September 14, 2011 to try and bring governments, businesses, the media and individuals together to "confront the challenges and seize the opportunities offered by the new milestone."...

2011-08-13 00:00:31

UNFPA's creative crowdsourcing project on crowdSPRING drew more than 1,250 entries. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 crowdSPRING, the award-winning marketplace for crowd-sourced creative services, recently announced that Maria Mandagaran of Argentina is the winner of UNFPA's logo design competition for the 7 Billion Actions campaign. crowdSPRING hosted the competition in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund. The 7 Billion Actions campaign is a global movement to engage...

2011-07-22 20:51:00

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is scaling up its efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by famine and displacement in the Horn of Africa. "We are deeply concerned by the gravity of the situation in the region," said UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. "We call upon the international community to urgently look after the unique needs of pregnant women and mothers whose families' survival...

2011-07-09 00:00:29

World Population Day kicks off global 7 Billion Actions campaign. New York (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 As the world population approaches 7 billion, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, launches a global initiative on Monday to highlight the challenges, opportunities and actions that will shape our common future. World Population Day, 11 July, is the start of a worldwide advocacy effort that will continue through 31 October, when the United Nations projects world population will surpass 7...

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