World Population Day

World population day is an international level awareness campaign being observed all over the world to call people on stage to know the reason of this exploding population year by year as well as solve the big mistake of whole human fraternity. This great awareness event is to bring a population revolution globally as well as breaking sleep of all the deeply slept people to pay their full attention and help in combating this population issue.

world population day

World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987-approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people.

Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh(JSK) in India is doing every effort to draw the attention of the Media and the masses towards the issues of Population Stabilization, JSK will organize a “Walkathon towards Population Stabilization” at India Gate on 11 July 2015. In this Walkathon thousand of youths from Universities, Colleges and various public and private colleges are expected to participate.

The world population (as of January 1, 2014; 9:24 UTC) is estimated to be 7,137,661,030.  As the world population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.

In 1989, in its decision 89/46, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues in the context of overall development plans and programmes and the need to find solutions for these issues, 11 July should be observed by the international community as World Population Day. The General Assembly has asked the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to undertake activities aimed at building better awareness of population issues, including their relation to environment and development issues and World Population Day.

The theme for 2015 World Population Day is Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies. The world is seeing a record number of people displaced by crises – some 60 million according to the latest UN figures. UNFPA works in emergency settings around the globe to respond to the rights and needs of women and girls, helping them maintain their dignity, securing their safety, and restoring their access to sexual and reproductive health care.

In 1968 world leaders proclaimed that individuals had a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and timing of their children. About 40 years later modern contraception remains out of reach for millions of women, men and young people. The UN authorized the event as a vehicle to build an awareness of population issues and the impact they have on development and the environment.

The UN logo is often associated with marketing and promotional material for this event.

This year, UNFPA will spend World Population Day raising awarness of the needs of vulnerable women and girls in emergencies.

  • Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag#WPD2015.
  • In Bangkok, Thailand, at 10am on 10 July, at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, UNFPA will hold apanel discussion and Q&A session on meeting the needs of vulnerable people in humanitarian crises. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
  • In Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 5 to 10pm on 11 July, ‘Orange Fest 2015’ will be held in Central Park. This festival, convened with Hard Rock Cafe Almaty, Red Crescent Society and Department of Emergency of Almaty, will include flash mobs, information sessions on responsible behaviors in emergencies, trainings on emergency assistance, and theatrical performances by youth organizations. The festival will also feature a concert, with special guest iFly,winner of the Hard Rock Rising competition in Kazakhstan.
  • In Cuba, from 11am to 12:30pm on 11 July, an exhibition of selected photographs from the Youth Lens contest will be held at UNFPA/the UNFPA Youth Creative Workshop/the Centre for Youth Studies CESJ. Hosted by CESJ.
  • Also in Cuba, at 6pm on 11 July, a concert will take place featuring singer Ernesto Blanco at the Rampa art fair. Messages about safe sex and the rights of youth will be distributed. This event will also be held at UNFPA/the UNFPA Youth Creative Workshop/CESJ.

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