Uganda @ 33 Million: Act Now

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On 11th July 2011, Uganda joined the world to commemorate the World Population Day (WPD). This year’s theme was Uganda @ 33 Million: Act Now. This theme is in line with the global campaign to mark the world at seven billion (w@7bn), a population mark which the world will reach on/around 31st October 2011.

To commemorate the w@7bn and U@33m, Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) has launched a campaign seeking to mobilize organizations as well as individuals to undertake an action that is geared towards making the world a better place to live in is ongoing.

In Uganda, Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) targets to mobilize 33 million actions under the following seven key issues;

  1. Poverty and inequality
  2. Women and girls
  3. Young people
  4. Reproductive health and rights
  5. Environment
  6. Babies and the aging
  7. Urbanization

Raising awareness about the population mark and what it means to live in a world with so many people is a way of highlighting the challenges, opportunities and actions that will shape the world’s future.  As more and more people join those of us already here, new challenges will arise, however, as individuals we play a key role in creating a sustainable world characterized by balance and peace for all. Reducing inequalities and finding ways to ensure well-being of people alive today will require new ways of thinking and unprecedented global cooperation.