Entries in 7 Billion (3)


UNFPA: 1 of 7 Billion A Global Film Competition

UNFPA is running a Global Film Competition, open to all those who are committed to upholding the rights of others and maintaining a sustainable environment. Film professionals and amateurs, individuals or legal entities, are invited to participate. 

Entries may be submitted through Votigo or Facebook starting on October 31, 2011.

The deadline for submissions will be 9pm GMT on February 15, 2012 and the winners will be announced on 8 March, 2012, which is International Women’s Day. 

Submission Requirements:

    •    Films must be in digital form.

    •    Films should be from 1 to 10 minutes in length, including credits.

    •    Entries must have English subtitles if presented in another language.

    •    The author of the piece will be responsible for the originality of the work.

    •    Each entry must focus on one or more of the 7 key issues of the 7 Billion Actions campaign.

    •    Each team or individual may submit up to two short films.

    •    Films must be accompanied by an online entry form.

For further information, and an entry form (when available) please visit the 7billionactions.org webiste.


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. 


The fact sheet can be downloaded, in its entirety, from here


7 Billion Milestone.

Column by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director, on the 7 Billion milestone, published in the Financial Times (18 October). 

The PDF is available here for download.