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SBS’s Seven Billion Stories and Counting Website

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The Australian multicultural and multilingual broadcaster, and partner of the 7 Billion Actions intitiative, SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) launched an interactive website in partnership with 7 Billion Actions called: 7 Billion Stories and Counting… The easy to navigate website offers users the ability to expand their knowledge on each of the 7 key issues of the intitiative, share their own personal story, join the ongoing conversation on Twitter, and see how one can get involved and make a difference.

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On October 31st, when the world’s population reached 7 Billion people, Australian multiculutral broadcaster SBS launched an initiative called, “Seven Billion Stories and counting…” The campaign had a unique positive focus by examining the importance of the world’s seven billionth story, and highlighting humanity’s great potential. Check out SBS’s "The Seven Billionth Story" to see why TED recognized it as an “Ad Worth Spreading.”

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Collins talks about his film, “Give Up Tomorrow” and about the power of story-telling to achieve social good.

There’s still time to enter the short film competition, "1 of 7 Billion" and tell us the story you want the world to hear! Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2011


Watch this Video: 

Watch this PBS produced video, featuring Natalie Imbruglia and Monique Colman, which focuses on the important role of celebrities in raising awareness for social causes. The video was made for the September 13th 7 Billion event: Unleashing the Power of Women and Girls that took place in Washington D.C.

"Justice, Equity and Dignity for all: Developing a Sustainable World for 7 Billion People"

The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service has published a recent article on 7 Billion Actions in its newsletter. The article features interviews with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director, Babatunde Osotimehin; Assistant Director‐General at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Lorraine B. Williams ; an opinion piece by UNFPA Youth Fellow, Babu Ram Pant; as well as interviews with individuals and civil society representatives. Read the article here


Watch this Video: Jakarta: Youth & The World at 7 Billion 

This video was made during the Youth and World at 7 Billion Campaign in Jakarta on October 30th 2011. The campaign aimed at increasing public awareness on the world’s population reaching 7 billion.

Coordinated by the Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) members, the campaign invited the youth population from all over Jakarta and the wider public to the Car Free Day event along Jakarta’s main roads: Sudirman and Thamrin to state their opinion, concern and  plan on how to make a world of 7 billion people a better place in the future.

Watch this Video: Uruguay and 7 Billion 

The UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, in Uruguay has prepared a short video with some pictures of their ‘7 Billion’ ‘activities. 

Click here to watch the video in Spanish.