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There were 7 billion people on the planet in 2011. This year, the figure will rise to 8 billion, which will elicit a variety of reactions. Health improvements throughout time have led to increased longevity, decreased maternal and infant mortality, and timely immunization. The spread of ease of life is a result of technical progress. Not to mention, there has been progress in gender equality, but sadly, the development itself varies widely around the globe. In addition, threats like violence, prejudice, and climate change are very real. Also, millions of individuals are forcibly displace for many reasons. The reasons why the population is growing are discuss in this article on World Population Day.
“A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all – Harnessing opportunities and safeguarding rights and choices for everyone” is the theme of World Population Day in 2022.
A world with 8 billion people would perfect if everyone of them had access to the freedoms and options they need to lead healthier lives. However, there is not now and never has been a level playing field.
Therefore, too many individuals continue to experience discrimination, harassment, and violence based on their gender, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and country of origin. Leaving them behind doesn’t serve our interests.
Five Billion Day was establish in 1987 to mark the rumored July 11th event when the world’s population surpassed five billion (hence the annual date of Population Day). The population has grown significantly since then! Population issues encompass family planning, gender equality, the environment’s effects, and human rights issues.
World Population Day was create in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programmed (UNDP). The excitement in commemorating “Five Billion Day” on July 11, 1987, served as its inspiration. In December 1990, the UN General Assembly proclaimed this day “World Population Day” with resolution.
Population Day is observe annually because rising global population leads to rising challenges. Overpopulation is a critical concern since the world’s resources are being use up at an unsustainable rate. Understanding how overpopulation affects the environment and development is crucial.
The need to guarantee that women have access to family planning, gender equality, and maternal health care is more important than ever because of the expanding population’s impact on maternal health and family planning issues.
This global event is being attended by a large number of nations and organizations and is highlighting significant population-related challenges. On this day, there will be seminars, talks, educational sessions, public competitions, slogan contests, slogan workshops, debates, songs, and other events. Additionally, family planning and population-related programming are disseminate on radio, television, and news channels.