10.11.2011 - UNESCO Office in Venice/UNESCO

7 Billion People & Infinite Hope


On October 31 2011, the world population reached seven billion people. This unique moment in human history represents both an achievement and a challenge, and impacts on every single person on the planet. A world of seven billion has implications for sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.

However, it also offers a rare call-to-action opportunity to renew global commitment for a healthy and sustainable world.

How does UNESCO uniquely contribute to succeeding the challenges of a 7 billion-large world? We invest in the capacities & dignity of each human individual, through programmes in Education, Science, Culture, Communication & Information, and Social & Human Sciences.

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