As the global population is expected to reach 7 billion by October, the United Nations launched today the '7 Billion Actions' initiative. This global initiative is aimed at bringing together all individuals, governments, businesses and the media in order to confront and address the challenges that this milestone will bring about, while also recognising the many opportunities it presents and that we must seize.
At the launch ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told a panel discussion that “we are not here simply to acknowledge that milestone. We are here to address all of its vast implications.” He also went on to explain that “the seven billionth citizen will be born into a world of contradictions. We have plenty of food yet millions are still starving. We see luxurious lifestyles yet millions are impoverished. We have great opportunities for progress but also great obstacles.”
Watch the video below for more information on the UN's '7 Billion Actions':