World Population Day

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World Population Day
Date July 11
Next time 11 July 2017 (2017-07-11)
Frequency annual
Distribution of global population increase in 2016.[1]

World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987-approximately the date on which the world's population reached five billion people. World Population Day aims at increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

While press interest and general awareness in the global population surges only at the increments of whole billions of people, the world population increases by 100 million approximately every 14 months. The world population reached 7,400,000,000 on February 6, 2016; the world population will reach 7,500,000,000 at 16:21Z on April 24, 2017.[2]

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  1. ^ "Population by Country". Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Worldometers real time world statistics". Retrieved April 22, 2017. 

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