12 September 2011
Press Release
Note No. 6321

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Note to Correspondents

United Nations Population Fund to Hold Panel Discussion on Challenges,


Opportunities in World of 7 Billion People, 14 September


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will hold a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities resulting from the milestone to be reached on 31 October, when the world is expected to welcome its seven-billionth person.

Titled “A World of Seven Billion People:  Meeting the Challenges and Seizing the Opportunities”, the event will be held on 14 September, from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m., in Conference Room 4 of the North Lawn Temporary Conference Building.  Moderating the panel will be international television host Riz Khan, and the panellists will include United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin.

Also on the panel will be Carsten Staur, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations; Imane Khachani, a youth leader from Morocco; Naveen Salvadurai, new media innovator and founder of Foursquare; and Sheri S. McCoy, Vice-Chairman of Johnson & Johnson.

For more information, please contact:  Abubakar Dungus, tel.:  +1 212 297 5031 or e-mail:  dungus@unfpa.org; or Omar Gharzeddine, tel.:  +1 212 297 5028 or e-mail:  gharzeddine@unfpa.org; or visit http://7billionactions.org/.

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