World Population Day (11 July) History, Significance, Theme and Observation

World Population Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Population Day (विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस)
Event Date11 / July
Event Started1989
Event LevelInternational
Observed byUnited Nations

World Population Day Brief

World Population Day is celebrated every year on 11 July. The rapidly increasing population is becoming a matter of concern for the world. This day is celebrated with the aim of bringing awareness among the people to get rid of it. Not only this, but information is also given about the importance of reproductive health.

World Population Day History

Every year on 11th July a great event is celebrated all over the world as World Population Day. It is celebrated all over the world to increase the awareness of the people towards the population issue. It was first started in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme. Due to the interests of the people, it was carried forward when the global population reached around 5 billion (billion) on 11 July 1987.

Here below are some of the goals of celebrating World Population Day:

  • It is Celebrated for the protection and empowerment of both the boy and the girl.
  • Withholding marriage and giving full sexuality information until you are able to fully understand your responsibilities.
  • Youth should be educated to avoid unwanted pregnancy through rational and youth adaptation measures.
  • Educating people to remove gender stereotypes from the society.
  • Educate people about the dangers of becoming a premature mother.
  • To avoid various infections, they should be told about the diseases spread through sexual relations.
  • There should be a demand for some effective laws and policies to protect the rights of girls.
  • Boys and girls should have equal access to primary education.
  • Have easy access to universal access to reproductive health care as part of primary health for every couple.

How to celebrate World Population Day

World Population Day is celebrated internationally by organizing various activities and programs to draw the attention of a large number of people to work together on the issues of increasing population.

Seminar, Discussion, Educational Competition, Academic Information Session, Essay Writing Competition, Folk Competition on Various Subjects, Poster Distribution, Singing, Sports Activities, Speech, Poetry, Painting, Slogans, Topic and Message Distribution, Workshop, Lecture, Debate, Round Mood Discussion Some of the activities included are, spreading news through press conferences, TV and news channels, population related programs on radio and TV etc.

Various health organizations and population departments work together to solve population issues by organizing conferences, research work, meetings, project analysis, etc.

World Population Day Theme(s)

  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2022: - “The 8 Billion World: Towards a Resilient Future for All – Harnessing Opportunities and Ensuring Rights and Choices for All”.
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2021: - “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fertility".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2020: - “Now how to protect the health and rights of women and girls.
  • The United Nations Council decides the theme of World Population Day every year but in 2019 the specific theme was not decided.: - “
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2018: - “Family planning is a human right".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2017: - “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations".
  • Theme of World Population Day 2016: - “Investing in Adolescent Girls".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2015: - “Susceptible population in emergency".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2014: - “A time for concern on population trends and related issues" and "Investing in young people".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2013: - “A focus on pregnancy in adolescence".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2012: - “Worldwide access to reproductive health care".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2011: - “7 billion tasks".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2010: - “Add: Say what you want".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2009: - “Fight poverty: Educate girls".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2008: - “Plan your family: plan the future".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2007: - “Man is at work".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2006: - “Being young is hard".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2005: - “Empowerment by Equality”.
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2004: - “ICPD at 10".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2003: - “1,000,000,000 Adolescence".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2002: - “Poverty, Population and Development"
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2001: - “Population, environment and development".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 2000: - “Saving women's lives".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 1999: - “Start counting from 6 billion days".
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 1998: - “Upcoming 6 Billion"
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 1997: - “Adolescent Reproductive Health Care”.
  • Theme of World Population Day in the year 1996: - “Reproductive health and AIDS".

More info about World Population Day

Here below are some of the goals of celebrating World Population Day:

  • It is celebrated for the protection and empowerment of both the boy and the girl.
  • Withholding marriage and giving full sexuality information until you are able to fully understand your responsibilities.
  • Youth should be educated to avoid unwanted pregnancy through rational and youth adaptation measures.
  • Educating people to remove gender stereotypes from the society.
  • Educate people about the dangers of becoming a premature mother.
  • To avoid various infections, they should be told about the diseases spread through sexual relations.
  • There should be a demand for some effective laws and policies to protect the rights of girls.
  • Boys and girls should have equal access to primary education.
  • Have easy access to universal access to reproductive health care as part of primary health for every couple.

Important Days of July Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 Julyational Doctor Day - National
02 JulyWorld Sports Journalists Day - International
09 JulyNational Students Day - National
11 JulyWorld Population Day - International
18 JulyNelson Mandela International Day - International
23 JulyNational Broadcasting Day - National
24 JulyIncome Tax Day - National
26 JulyKargil Vijay Diwas - National
28 JulyWorld Hepatitis Day - International
28 JulyWorld Nature Conservation Day - International
29 JulyInternational Tiger Day - International
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