World Population Day 2017 will be celebrated all over the world on 11th of July, Tuesday. It’s purpose to raise the awareness among common public and find out the real solutions to combat with the population issues. It was introduced in the year 1989 by the Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), reason being the rise in global population which had hit the mark of five billion in the year 1987.
Current World Population is approx 7,517,362,515. According to an estimate roughly 83 million people are being added to this number every year. With this speed global population is expected to reach 11.2 billion in 2100.
WHY WORLD POPULATION DAY IS CELEBRATED
The campaign of the World Population Day aims at increasing the awareness of people on various population issues such as family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal & baby health, human rights, sexuality education, girl child education, child marriage, sexually transmitted infections , use of contraceptives and safety measures like condoms and so many.
Some of the major objectives of celebrating world population day are:
1) To protect and empower youth of the world.
2) To offer them detail knowledge about the sexuality and delay marriages till they are able to understand it’s intricacies.
3) To educate youth about STD (sexually transmitted diseases) and avoid unwanted pregnancies by using friendly measures.
HOW WORLD POPULATION DAY IS CELEBRATED
World population day is celebrated on international level by organizing variety of activities and events to draw attention of mass towards this issue.
Some of the activities includes seminars, educational competitions like essay writing, public contests, poster making; sports activities, speeches, poems, artwork, slogans, workshops, lectures, debates, press conferences, Television Programs and many more.
A lot of health organizations work together to solve population issues by organizing conferences, research works, meetings, project analysis and etc.
THEME : “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations”.
List of population concern organizations