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The World Population Day is observed across the world on July. In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day.

  • A day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
  • 2016 Theme: “Investing in teenage girls”. It focuses on the empowerment of teenage girls.
  • The importance of theme is to empowering teenage girls by providing them access to basic information about their health, human rights and reproductive rights.
  • So, they become agents of positive change in their communities.
  • Many teenage girls around the world face challenges under the pressure of their communities or parents to get married early and then motherhood.
  • These girls lack access to basic information about their health, human rights and reproductive rights about leaving them vulnerable to illness, injury and exploitation.
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Objective:

  • World Population Day aims at increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the significance of family planning, gender equality, maternal health, poverty, and human rights.

Background:

  • In 1989 the day was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • In 1987 approximately the world’s population reached five billion people. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987.
  • The world population is estimated to be 7, 137, 661, 030 (as of 1st January 2014).
  • In India Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh (JSK) is doing every effort to draw the attention of the Media and the masses towards the issues of Population Stabilization.
  • 11 July 2015, JSK organize a “Walkathon towards Population Stabilization” at India Gate.

- Published on: July 12, 2016