As part of the 7 Day Countdown to a world of 7 billion people, we’re dedicating each day this week to a specific key topic relating to the 7 Billion Actions campaign.
Wednesday’s topic is Reproductive Health and Rights: The Facts of Life and we’ll be kicking it off with a virtual Facebook conversation with experts from the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This unit is in charge of preparing the official UN population projections that provide the basis for estimating the day when the world will welcome its 7 billionth citizen.
HOW DO WE KNOW THAT THE WORLD IS REACHING 7 BILLION PEOPLE?
Our expert panel will be led by Mr. Gerhard Heilig, Chief of the Population Estimates and Projections Section and Ms. Ann Biddlecom, Chief of the Fertility Section, Population Division, with the discussion centering around their work counting seven billion people. They will also share their insights around best practices when it comes to government services on reproductive health.
WHEN: October 26th, 3:00-3:45 PM EST
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Like the 7 Billion Actions Facebook page: www.facebook.com/7billionactions
- Submit your question by writing a comment under this Facebook Note
- Questions will be answered between 3:00-3:45 PM EST
For more info, visit http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/index.html
Can’t make the event? There are multiple ways you can participate throughout the day. Find out how.