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7 Billion reasons to support the work of the UN

As the world’s population surpasses 7 billion, our challenges will grow. The importance of global health, energy access, and sustainability will only increase as the population expands.

The United Nations is uniquely positioned to help a growing planet deal with this reality, and turn problems into progress. The UN is working to promote education, gender equality, sustainable energy, and global health issues for people in need across the globe.

Show your support for the UN’s work by signing the pledge today.

 

As the world’s population reaches 7 billion, we must confront the world’s most pressing challenges.

The United Nations is uniquely positioned to help the planet deal with issues of poverty, climate change and disease. The UN is working to promote education, gender equality, sustainable energy, and increase access to health services for people in need across the globe.

The United Nations Foundation is helping people connect with the UN through campaigns and partnerships.

For example, the UN General Assembly designated 2012 as the "International Year of Sustainable Energy for All" – providing a much-needed opportunity to focus increased international attention on energy poverty working towards affordable solutions and promoting business models that already exist so they can be deployed globally.

Through programs like the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the UN Foundation supports large-scale adoption of clean and safe household cooking technologies as a way to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change.

Programs like these are helping improve the quality of life for people around the world — and helping create a better world for our future.

I support finding innovative ways to help the United Nations help the world as our population reaches 7 billion.