7 Billion This October

By Miri Cypers, Senior Policy and Advocacy Specialist

This week, I went to one of those truly inspiring events that makes you get out of your seat and want to do something, anything, to help.

This fall, the world population will hit 7 billion people. In honor of this frightening and momentous occasion, the National Geographic Society partnered with the United Nations Population Fund to host an event on our burgeoning population and how to unleash the power of women and girls to alleviate poverty and further global development goals. All the speakers, from government representatives to celebrities to local community activists, spoke about women and girls having this intrinsic spirit that must be unleashed so that they can realize their full potential. The event began with this video- beautiful and interesting as only National Geographic could do. Enjoy the video below and check out the 7 Billion website for fact sheets and opportunities to share your story and take action.

View the video.

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