On October 31, 2011, the United Nations Population Fund recognized the “Day of 7 Billion.” The date was symbolic (the milestone may have been reached in 2010 or 2012), as were the “seven billionth person” titles given to babies born in India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.A human population of 7 billion brings unique challenges, many of them related to gender equity and economic development. The UN recognized seven key issues that our growing population must address:
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry economic development Noun
rise in the standard of living of a community, including jobs, health care, and educational opportunities for residents.
to give authority or power.
conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.
fairness or impartiality.
physical, cultural, and social aspects of sexual identity.
condition of an organism's body and mind.
human population Noun
distinct group of people who share a language, culture, economic status, or physical proximity.
important event or stage in development.
status of having very little money or material goods.
serving as a representation of something.
one of a kind.
United Nations Noun
international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.
process in which there is an increase in the number of people living and working in a city or metropolitan area.