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World Population Day 2021

The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day is annually observed on July 11 to reaffirm the human right to plan for a family. It encourages activities, events, and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world.

World Population Day was instituted in 1989 as an outgrowth of the Day of Five Billion, marked on July 11, 1987. 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 aim and motif of World Population Day are to promulgate the consequences that an unmanageable huge population count can have on human life and the surrounding environment. The natural resources to support existence are limited, but their consumption keeps increasing every year. Given this fact, a day will arrive soon when the earth will run out of resources to contain human life; that would be doomsday.

World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness about various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health, and human rights. The day is celebrated worldwide by business groups, community organizations, and individuals in many ways.


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