08 August 2011

Sustaining seven billion

The Mark - Canada

This October, the United Nations Population Division expects the world’s population to surpass seven billion – a number that has nearly tripled since 1950. Close to half of the population – three billion people – is under the age of 25, making this the largest youth generation in history. While the growth of the population presents challenges, it also provides an unprecedented opportunity to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.…(5 August 2011)

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