|UNFPA SWOP 2011 COVER|
The Annual State of the World Population Report from UNFPA has been launched today, October 26th 2011. The title of the report for this year is "People and Posibilities in a World of 7 Billion". The report comes at a time when estimates suggest that on October 31st 2011, the World's Population will reach 7 billion. It is no suprise then that the cover picture is of young people, because the global population today is the youngest ever, with Africa being the youngest continent.
UNFPA says that "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. The report makes the case for sound planning and investing in people".
We will be performing a review of this report and in marking the 7 Billion population on 31st October, we will attempt to present what we are calling an "Unofficial African Youth Supplement to the Report". If you and or your organization are interested in contributing to this coming article, please communicate with us ASAP.