World Population Day 2023: Know The History, Purpose, Importance & Theme
Last updated on August 10th, 2023 at 01:31 pm
World Population Day 2023: Why is the World Population Day celebrated every year on 11th July, what is its importance & purpose. Know everything in this short article.
World Population Day 2023: The population of the planet is changing more quickly than the clock’s second hand. Growth is hampered by the population’s constant growth.
It is crucial to pay attention to this because a lot of population increase is caused by poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and unemployment. Currently China & India have the highest population in the world.
World Population Day is observed on July 11 each year. The 30th World Population Day will be observed this time.
Let’s discuss the history of this day, the purpose and inspiration behind it this year, as well as how and when it was first celebrated.
History of World Population Day
Dr. KC Zachariah, who informed the globe that the world’s population has surpassed 5 billion, suggested that we celebrate this day.
In order to call attention to the growing population and its unfavorable effects, the United Nations Development Program opted to keep this day as a holiday after the population surpassed 5 billion in 1987. As a result, the commemoration of this day began in 1989.
The United Nations General Assembly established World Population Day by decision 45/216 in December 1990 with the goal of bringing attention to population issues as well as the environment and all of its development-related problems.
Purpose of World Population Day
The major goal of World Population Day 2022 is to raise public awareness of the negative consequences of population growth and all connected issues.
Importance of World Population Day
The date of World Population Day is marked by a number of events. in which the topic of population control strategies is covered.
Discusses issues like family planning, gender equality, mother-child health, poverty, human rights, and the use of contraceptives for safe sex.
World Population Day 2022 Theme
This year, the theme of World Population Day 2022 is –
“A World of 8 Billion: Towards a Resilient Future for All – Harnessing Opportunities and Ensuring Rights and Choices for All.”