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  • Published on: 12 Mar 2012

Making Sense of 7 Billion
2012 is the first year to awaken to a world population of 7 billion. With considerable implications for sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment, a world a 7 billion also offers a rare call to action for renewing global commitment to a healthy and sustainable world for all.

Based on an open-source concept launched by UNFPA, the 7 Billion Actions Campaign showcases the stories and actions of people making a significant impact in their communities. Tremendous breakthroughs happening in boardrooms, labs, kitchens and communities all over the globe can be shared, replicated and expanded for the good of the planet. The campaign draws upon the individual experiences of its contributors to make recommendations for members of the private sector, NGOs and individuals wishing to have an impact.

Born from a unique gathering of leaders from media, corporations, NGOs, universities and grassroots organizations, 7 Billion Actions is designed as a collection of individual experiences aiming to build global awareness of the opportunities and challenges facing the world?s 7 billion people, and to inspire people to take actions that will have a socially positive impact.

The campaign is built on seven major issues: Poverty and breaking the circle of inequality; empowerment and progress of women and girls; young people; reproductive health and rights; healthy environment and healthy people; aging; and urbanization-planning for growth.

Using a broadly consultative process, UNFPA engaged experts and stakeholders in the design of the campaign, and agreed that embracing a wide range of free and peer-based social media platforms would yield the most diverse and useful results for establishing a truly effective online resource.

Through the 7 Billion Actions website, people from all around the world can share stories about the positive impacts that their own initiatives and experiences have created and their ideas for creating a better world. 7 Billion Actions also hosted a short film competition, titled 1 of 7 billion, to inspire people everywhere to apply their talents to exploring one of the key issues targeted by the campaign.

Through broad-based social media interaction, 7 Billion Actions has raised awareness along the seven major themes in order to contribute to sustainable development. Active participation through campaigns such as these will help ensure that we collectively achieve the #FutureWeWant at #RioPlus20.

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7 Billion Actions Campaign
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