World Population Day

09/04/2024 | B MANOGNA REDDY

World Population Day:

World Population Day is observed annually on July 11th. It was established by the United Nations in 1989 as a day to raise awareness about global population issues and the importance of population-related issues such as family planning, reproductive health, gender equality, poverty, and sustainable development.

World Population Day

History:

The World Population Day is a celebration which was set up by then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, following the interests which were ignited by the Day of Five Billion that took place on July 11, 1987. On resolution 45/216 passed on December 1990, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to sustain celebrations of World Population Day with an aim to highlight matters pertaining to population which includes its correlation with environment and development.

It was celebrated for the first time on July 11th, 1990, in over ninety countries. Consequently, several UNFPA country offices and other organizations/institutions observe this day together with governments and civil society.

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