7 Billion Baby (U.N. Press Event Update October 31, 2011)

The press conference statement: the UN the Hon. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 

Hon. Secretary made some statements; including are little protest here in the USA about the Wall Street protest about the growing disconnect between the working class and business class. Hon. Secretary had mention about there is lots of food but yet one billion people still go without food. Hon. Secretary also talk about the problems relating how government treats its own people. Hon. Secretary had mention, in a world where governments and people would rather spend building weapons instead of investing in the future of our children and the world.

Hon. Secretary had left us two basic question for each of us to answer;

  1. What kind of world has baby seven billion been born into?
  2. What kind of world do we want for our children in the future?

What are some of your comments to Hon. Secretary two basic question. I would like to hear from you.

The United Nations Population Fund press statement they also had also set  three core areas of their work; population and development strategies, reproductive health, and gender equality.

With the following areas to be study and research, Assisting in emergencies, Aids epidemic, supporting youth and adolescents, human rights, women’s equality, Sexual and reproductive health, and development and population strategies.

Within their press statement The United Nations Population Fund had quote from Hon. Ms. Navi Pillay High Commissioner for Human Rights that is fitting because the 7 billion baby was a girl.

“If she was born a girl, she will have fewer choices. If born in the developing world, she or he will have fewer opportunities. If born a descendant of Africans in a non-African country, or as an indigenous person, member of a religious minority, or as a Roma, she or he is likely to face discrimination and marginalization, with a childhood rife with vulnerability, and a future adult life hedged in by exclusion.”


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon UNHQ 31 October 2011 Opening remarks at press event on Day of Seven Billion http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocus/sgspeeches/statments_full.asp?statID=1361 

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund http://www.unfpa.org/public/cache/offonce/home/news/pid/8769;jsessionid=95354ABBBBCBE8F19326CBC8B7C6D1CC.jahia01

Picture below is provided at the website; http://www.unfpa.org/public/cache/offonce/home/news/pid/8769;jsessionid=95354ABBBBCBE8F19326CBC8B7C6D1CC.jahia01


About JPlanck

Jason Planck; I have been a disability advocate for over 25 years (1990) and continue to bring awareness about the needs and concerns of the disability community. I grew up in and around Southern California and Las Vegas Nevada after father retired from the military. I returned to upstate New York to help with my family in 1994 and I have remained here since. I have received an associate degree in 1998 from Adirondack Community College Queensbury New York in Business Administration My hobbies include visiting historical sites, traveling, cooking, bird watching, and photography. I have been a human rights disability defender and an advocate for persons with disabilities for the last twenty five years (1990), and I continue to advocate to help persons with disabilities to achieve independence and success in their lives. I have conducted disability sensitivity training for various companies and continue to do disability consulting and training work for compliance with disability civil rights laws. I’m currently writing a book on disability civil rights laws title: Disability Civil Rights Laws and Movements: An in depths look at the Executive Branch role from the President Woodrow Wilson through President George W. Bush administrations. I have received two grants from the following libraries to aid in traveling to the library; • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum “Arthur M. Schlesinger Fellowship” • Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, NY I continue to seek out grants to help in accomplishing the goal of being able to travel to the different Presidential Library to finish the work and publish a book. As of to date I have completed eight other presidents. One of my major goals for the next 10 years is to see acceptability and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community and workplace. I will be able to accomplish the first part of this goal through education and awareness of the needs of the disabled community as human rights disability defender. Second part of the goal is to work with the community and the workplace to implement solution of full inclusion of the Disabled Community. -30-
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