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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.