More than half the world’s 7 billion people now live in cities or towns. More than 1 billion of them are children! What’s this going to look like by 2050? For one thing, 2 out of 3 people will live in urban areas. See which countries will have the most urban growth: http://www.unicef.org/sowc2012/urbanmap/
Check out this article called: “WOSH - Small is beautiful” from Daazo.com that talks about the increasing number of short films and short film competitions around the globe. The article highlights the 7 Billion Actions online short film competition as well!
Check out this video made by 7 Billion Actions partner Vo1ce, and see what young people from all over the world had to say about the recent population milestone!
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.
Check out this inspiring short video clip from SBS Australia, a partner of 7 Billion actions! http://www.tanyacreer.com/un-sbs-7-billion-actions-tvc/
Read this article published in Fiji Times Online called, “Our human footprint.” The piece focuses on the upcoming, June 2012, United Nations conference Rio + 20; A meeting on Sustainable Development. The article also illustrates the particular role that population plays in the Rio + 20 conference.
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
Calling all creatives! Win $5,000 by designing an ad on preserving water at http://www.dropbydrop.eu/en/
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.
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
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.