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The World at 7 billion: Opportunities and challenges

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By the close of 2011, the global population will have reached 7 billion.
 
7 Billion is a challenge: Today, the most pressing human concerns transcend national boundaries. As more and more people join those of us already here, new challenges will arise and solving existing challenges will become increasingly important.
 
7 Billion is an opportunity: There are problems that can, and must be solved. As individuals, we play a key role in creating a sustainable world characterized by balance and peace for all. We are part of a big, interconnected community where actions taken in one country or region can have an immediate impact on the other parts of the globe.
 
7 Billion is call to action: Reducing inequities and finding ways to ensure the well-being of people alive today –as well as the generations to follow- will require new ways of thinking and unprecedented global cooperation. In a world of 7 Billion people, we are all in this together and are counting on each other. Working together, incremental actions will create exponential results.

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