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World Population Day 2014 observed across the world

Jul 12, 2014 10:41 IST

11 July: World Population Day

World Population Day was observed across the world on 11 July 2014. The theme of World Population Day 2014 was Investing in Young People.

World Population Day is observed to bring awareness to people about importance of small families and living healthy lives. The day is celebrated with several programs that are initiated to educate people about family planning methods.

About World Population Day
World population day was first celebrated in 1987, the day when world population reached five billion people. At present, the day is celebrated across 200 countries by Government Organizations, NGO's and numerous non-profit organizations by arranging special campaigns and programs to educated people about global population issues.

The World population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 from 2.5 billion in 1950. The 7 billion people are both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.  To create awareness to the people, who need to realize and act on healthier lives on growth of population.

Quick Digest

Who: World Population Day

Where: across the world

What: Observed

When: 11 July 2014

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