According to the United Nations, the world's population reached six billion people on October 12, 1999. To mark this mind-boggling milestone, Population Action International (PAI), one of the world's leading advocacy groups on population-related issues, has launched an interactive web site to help raise awareness of population issues, especially among young people. "Six billion is a remarkable figure, but numbers tell only a small part of the story," says Amy Coen, PAI president. "We hope this web site will help people understand that caring about population means caring about individual quality of life—access to health care


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