Wednesday, October 19, 2011

People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Source: The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA
"Seven billion people will inhabit the earth on 31 October.
This year's State of World Population report, People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion, looks at the the dynamics behind the numbers. It explains the trends that are defining our world of 7 billion and documents actions that people in vastly different countries and circumstances are taking in their own communities to make the most of their--and our--world.
Some of these trends are remarkable: Today, 893 million people are 60 or older. By the middle of this century that number will nearly triple, to reach 2.4 billion. About one in two people now lives in an urban area. In about 35 years, two out of three will. People are living longer. Today's average life span is 68 years, compared to 48 in 1950".

"its not space we need, its balance"
Where is Africa is in this equation?  With increasing pressures on the world economy, environment and resources, what issues can young people and Africa collectively take from the analysis in this report? We will be examining these questions and more as soon as the report comes out.

Editorial Team.
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