In 1990, according to the recommendations of the 36th session of the UNDP Governing Council, the United Nations decided to designate July 11 every year as "World Population Day" to arouse people's attention to population issues.

Thus, July 11, 1990 became the first "World Population Day". On October 31, 2011, the world population reached 7 billion.

The origin of the festival.

On July 11, 1987, a baby in the former Yugoslavia was born, symbolically recognized by the United Nations as the 5 billionth person on earth, and announced that the earth's population exceeded 5 billion.

To commemorate this special day, it was decided to designate July 11 every year as World Population Day.

Will the population keep growing?

The world population will not increase indefinitely. In addition to natural death there are many other factors, such as: natural disasters, diseases, etc.

What is its significance?

World Population Day is a great opportunity to reflect on the relationship between the inhabitants of the planet, their living conditions and the environment.

The population problem is not just a simple topic of abstract population figures, it is related to the living conditions and health problems of the inhabitants of the earth.

The government can help its people protect their living environment and control the size of the family population by formulating policies and providing information.

Purpose of World Population Day.

1. End extreme poverty and hunger.

In alleviating hunger, it makes sense to focus on young women who are undernourished and anaemic, and young mothers whose nutritional status affects their children.

2. Reduce child mortality.

Every day, 30,000 children worldwide die from preventable diseases, and 10 million die each year.

Difficulties in childbirth lead to the death of the infant. Child mortality can be reduced by improving medical technology and educating women.

3. Ensure environmental sustainability.

1.2 billion people in the world lack sustainable access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people do not have access to basic toilets. These environmental problems have had many impacts on population problems.

4. Global cooperation for development.

Work with developing countries to create productive employment opportunities for youth.

In developing countries, approximately 57 million men and 96 million women between the ages of 15 and 24 are illiterate.

This shows that the population problem is serious in many ways, and we need to solve it.