The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with MTV Exit, is hosting Calle 13 at 11am on Monday November 21st in UNICEF House Danny Kaye Centre Visitor’s Centre, 3 UN Plaza 44th Street between First and Second Avenue, for a press conference to launch MTV EXIT Latin America, a multi-media campaign to increase awareness of human trafficking and exploitation in the region. Previews for a new video featuring the song dedicated to UNICEF and a documentary on Child trafficking and exploitation will be shown. The event will be streamed live through UNICEF’s Live-stream channel, http://www.livestream.com/unicef as well as the http://www.facebook.com/MTVEXITLA FB Page.
Check out the article, Global Urbanization As Investment Opportunity, published in Trading Desk. The article begins by saying, “With an estimated 7 billion people and counting now on the planet, global demand for everything from electricity to mobile phones is likely to shoot up.” The article has unique insight from the chief market strategist at U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management’s Joseph Quinlan.
Quinlan asks important questions in the article such as, “Globally, what is going to happen when even a fraction of the 3.5 billion people still on the farm today move to the cities tomorrow?”
Seven Billion Actions partner, and adviser to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Don Bulmer writes about the power of relationships, and how individuals relate to causes, people, work, culture, beliefs, and issues in his blog-post published in Social Media Today.
As we reached 7 billion, gender equality continues to be a topic of strong importance. Women are key players to a nation’s economic growth. Please take a look at this Thomson Reuters infographic, highlighting gender inequality and its detrimental effects on human development.
We invite you to read this informative infographic from Thomson Reuters which looks at the planet’s youth. Those under 25 now make up 43% of the world’s population and their numbers are higher in developing countries.
Lynsey Addario, A Delhi based Times freelancer, is taking pictures of some of the babies that were born on October 31st, the day the world population reached 7 Billion people.
Help Lynsey Addario show these babies what the world was like when they were born by submitting a photo you take. Read the full description of the project here.