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World Population Day 2020; Why Is It Celebrated?
World Population Day is celebrated internationally to spread awareness about over-population all around the globe.
World Population Day is celebrated on 11 July every year
New Delhi: World Population Day is celebrated on 11 July every year, it is observed every year to spread awareness across the globe on how the population is increasing day by day. Many problems that arise due to overpopulation are planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health, and human rights. The day was suggested by Dr. K.C.Zachariah in which the population reaches Five Billion when he worked as Sr Demographer at the World Bank.
World Population Day is celebrated by organizing several types of activities and events to spread awareness. Activities include seminar sessions and informational/educational meetings. The largest countries in the world in terms of population are China and India.
Objectives Of Celebrating World Population Day :
● World Population Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the perils of the growing population.
● Educate youths to avoid unwanted pregnancies by using reasonable and youth-friendly measures.
● Educate people to remove gender stereotypes from society.
● Educate them about pregnancy-related illnesses to raise public awareness about the dangers of early childbirth.
● Educate them about STD (sexually transmitted diseases) to get prevented from various infections
World Population Day 2020 Theme
This year the UNFPA’s goal on World Population Day 2020 is to raise awareness of women’s and girls’ needs for sexual and reproductive health and vulnerabilities during the pandemic.
As per reports, an estimated 7.8 billion people are living on Earth as of March 2020, and with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the number is expected to rise due to unplanned pregnancies. Population size fluctuates at differing rates in differing regions, and Asia is the most populous continent, with China and India together constituting about 36 percent of the world's population. With such a huge population, problems are bound to arise because of it.