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World Population Day: 11 July

World population day
  • The World Population Day is observed every year on July 11 to raise awareness of global population issues.
  • The day was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989 in commemoration of the day in 1987, when the world reached the population of 5 billion.
  • Theme of 2020 World Population Day is safeguarding the Health and Rights of Women and Girls.