The World at Seven Billion TOP ISSUES – UNFPA FACT SHEETS

The World at Seven Billion


Overview: Seven Billion People – Counting on Each Other

This global milestone is both a great opportunity and a great challenge.

Poverty and Inequality: Breaking the Cycle

Reducing poverty and inequality also slows population growth.

Women and Girls: Empowerment and Progress

Unleashing the power of women and girls will accelerate progress on all fronts.

Young People: Forging the Future

Energetic and open to new technologies, history’s largest and most interconnected population of young people is transforming global politics and culture.

Reproductive Health and Rights: The Facts of Life

Ensuring that every child is wanted, and every childbirth safe, leads to smaller and stronger families.

Environment: Healthy Planet, Healthy People

All 7 billion of us, and those who will follow, depend on the health of our planet.

Ageing: An Unprecedented Challenge

Lower fertility and longer lives add up to a new challenge worldwide: ageing populations.

Urbanization: Planning for Growth

The next two billion people will live in cities, so we need to plan for them now. 


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