Points to Note

Every Year on 11 July World Population Day is observed globally. On World Population Day is observed to raise awareness among people about the impact of a growing population and issues including gender equality globally, the importance of family planning, poverty, maternal health, human rights, etc.

Theme for World Population Day 2020: Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls.


Since 1989, World Population Day was established by the Governing Council of the (UNDP) United National Development Programme as an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of 5 Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.

The UNGA by resolution 45/216 of December 1990, decided to continue observing World Population Day globally raises awareness of population issues like their relations to the environment and development. On 11 July 1990, the day was first marked in more than ninty countries.

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