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World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 of each year in all over the world. This is an international day to raise global awareness of current population trends affecting the world. World Population Day focuses on global demographic issues such as education, gender equality, maternal health, hunger, disease, human rights, poverty and war. This is a great opportunity to educate ourselves on how human beings can eradicate them and take steps to build an egalitarian society.

World Population Day is very important to raise awareness about population growth. As of May 2021, the world population is 7.9 billion. With so many people on our beloved planet, it is important to consider our food sources, our environment, the unprecedented impact of maintaining this population, and the problem of climate change.

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It’s easy to focus on the relatively negative, but the World population day also encourages humanity and its accomplishments, from technological advancements like space flight to stepping into a green lifestyle. In addition to the large population, such as water scarcity and lack of healthcare, we encourage people to consider the challenges different countries face and find ways to assist. World Population Day is centered on the community, and this sentiment is stronger than ever as the world comes together to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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History World population day

World Population Day, which aims to draw attention to the urgency and importance of population problems, was established in 1989 by the then Board of Directors of the United Nations Development Program. It was inspired by the public interest of the 5 billion days of July 11, 1987, the approximate day the world population reached 5 billion. World Population Day aims to raise public awareness of various population issues, such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health, and human rights.

Through resolution 45/216 of December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly decided to continue observing World Population Day in order to raise awareness about population problems, including their relationship with the environment and development.

The World Population day was first celebrated on July 11, 1990, in over 90 countries. Since then, many UNFPA country offices and other organizations and institutions had worked with governments and civil society to commemorate World Population Day.