DENMARK: Between October 27 and November 17, multiple print, web, radio and broadcasting media outlets reported on the world of 7 billion, referring to the SWOP and the work of UNFPA.
In Denmark, the SWOP was launched on November 9, coinciding with the opening of the UNFPA-National Geographic photo exhibition on 7 billion. UNFPA patron, the Crown Princess of Denmark took part in this event. Information about the SWOP launch was also published by local partners, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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FIJI: The Fiji Times reported on 17 November that in areas of the world where the population was growing fast, education played a critical role in empowering women to make choices, including those related to reproduction. United Nations Population Fund Pacific Sub-Regional Office Assistant Representative Virisila Raitamata said that while the milestone of seven billion meant more children were surviving and humanity was living longer, disparities in rights and opportunities continued between men and women. She made the remarks while launching the State of the World Population Report 2011 at a meeting of local and international affiliates of the International Council of Women here for a week-long deliberation on food security on the West Coast. Read in English: Fiji Times
The Fiji Times on 17 November reported on United Nations Population Fund Pacific Sub-Regional Office Assistant Representative Virisila Raitamata speaking of the importance of investment in young people. Launching the State of World Population Report 2011: People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion, she said the report considered this high proportion of youth as a “new global power”. "It is reshaping the world for more equitable access to resources and opportunities. Governments are encouraged to invest in education and youth employment schemes as a way for youths to acquire the skills and social networks required to position them for a fulfilling life,” Ms Raitamata said. Read in English: Fiji Times
PARAGUAY: Radio Ñanduti reported on 20 November that "the previous report raised lower fertility rates and this, however, highlighted that in the year 2020, fertility rates start to rise. That is the main alarm, in a world where we have reached the 7 billion people," explained Mr. Aldo Natalizia UNFPA Paraguay Officer, at the launch of The State World Population 2011. It was at the table together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), that shared some preliminary data from the Migration Profile of Paraguay. Read in Spanish: Radio Ñanduti
Radio Ñanduti reported on 18 November that the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) released its report State of World Population 2011. 7 billion people: the world their capabilities. It will be at the 4th Paraguayan Congress on Population. The presentation was made by Aldo Natalizia, Officer for UNFPA Population and Development. The report summarizes key aspects about the milestone that the population has reached this year's 7 billion people, and reflects on the challenges and opportunities associated with this fact. Read in Spanish: Radio Ñanduti.
La Nación reported on 17 November that the State of World Population 2011 will be presented at the 4th Paraguayan Congress on Population. The Executive Director of UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, said that, "if we plan and perform the necessary investment now in our world people 7 billion will have prosperous cities and sustainable workforce that drives economies and young populations contribute to the welfare of their societies." Read in Spanish: La Nación.
UZBEKISTAN: UzReport, UzDaily and Central Asian News reported on 15-16 November on the launching in Uzbekistan of UNFPA’s flagship report, State of the World Population 2011. This year’s report highlights an important milestone of the world reaching 7 billion people that was marked globally in October 2011. The launching of The State of World Population Report in Uzbekistan precedes the two-day conference “Population of Uzbekistan: 20 Years of Independent Development” that will take place on 16-17 November 2011. Read in Russian: UzReport, UzDaily and Central Asian News Read in English: UzDaily