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U.N. World Population Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on July 11

Stand up and be counted, as today is World Population Day.  This special United Nations day evolved from Five Billion Day. That's the day the world's population was estimated to reach five billion people. 

How many people does the planet hold?

The population of the world has increased steadily since the Medieval times. With an ever growing world population, people became interested in "Five Billion Day" on July 11, 1987. This is the approximate date when the world's population reached five billion people. This sparked the creation of World Population Day. But, the population growth story does not peak there. According to the United Nations Population Fund, there was an estimated 7.75 billion people on December, 2019. The World Population Clock shows there are over 330 million people in the United States. The U.S. is the third most populous country in the world, behind China ( 1.436 billions) and India (1.372 billion).

It is estimated that the world's population could reach 9.7 billion people by 2050, and over 11 billion by 2100. With that many of us, one wonders if this population level is sustainable? The answer quite frankly is, we don't know.

With all the issues related to these billions upon billions of people, World Population Day was established to raise awareness of global population issues. The United Nations seeks to promote awareness of issues related to population growth, including the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

Population Day focuses upon people under 25, reproductive issues, and health. This day is sponsored by the United Nations World Population Fund (UNFPA). According to the UNFPA website, the focus of this day is upon people under 25 and those at reproductive age. This day seeks to provide education and awareness to reproductive health, reproductive choice, family planning, and to provide a better future for young people.

You can participate in World Population Day by playing a role in bringing awareness of these issues to the youth in your community.

Today's Quote: "Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence." - - Laurence J. Peter

The History and Origin of World Population Day:

World Population Day was started in by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme at an annual event.

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