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In a World of 7 Billion

Tuesday, July 12
On World Population Day, 11 July, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia office officially joined the 7 Billion Actions campaign, an advocacy effort that will continue until 31 October, when the United Nations projects world population will surpass 7 billion, and beyond.

The 7 Billion Actions campaign will be launched by the Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament, Rusudan Kervalishvili, Representative in Turkey and Country Director for Armenia, Azerbaijan and GeorgiaZahidul Huque, UNFPA/Georgia Assistant Representative, Tamar Khomasuridze.

As UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin said in the message for World Population Day, “while poverty, inequality and increased stress on resources represent major challenges, the world is more interconnected than ever before, creating enormous possibilities.”

“Georgia joins the 7 Billion Actions campaign, where the participation of youth is of high importance. Youth is an integral part of the population and the main focus of our programme in Georgia. Youth progarmmes can transform the society, politics and culture. With the involvement of women and youth we will be able to build a better future for the next generations”, said Tamar Khomasuridze, UNFPA/Georgia Assistant Representative.

“Today on World Population Day, visit 7 to learn about the key issues and find out how you can join the movement. Individual actions multiplied many times over can make a world of difference. Together we are 7 billion people counting on each other”, said UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin.

World Population Day is an outgrowth of the Day of 5 Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987. The Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme later recommended that 11 July be observed as World Population Day.