World Population Day is observed on 11 July

Last Updated: July 12, 2019

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World Population Day is observed on 11 July
12 July 2019 Current Affairs:

World Population Day was observed on July 11. It is observed every year. The day focuses towards the urgency and the significance of issues related to population. The Day has been celebrated for nearly three decades now. 
The Day brings the attention on the consequences of increasing population and how it affects the overall development plans and programmes.

Significance of the Day:
World Population Day is meant to raise awareness about solutions related to the issues of growing population. One of the greatest threat that growing population faces is the  quick depletion of natural resources and the threat that it poses to sustainability. 
On this day, every individual must realise the responsibility they have towards one another. Several organisations like International Organisations like United Nation Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), governments and non-governmental organisations conducts educational activities and other events on this day.

 History:
The event was first suggested by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1989. Dr. K.C.Zachariah suggested the day in which population reached Five Billion when he worked as Senior Demographer at World Bank on 11 July 1987.
The total population in the world is 7.7 billion as per 1 July 2019. The list of top 10 highest populated countries is given below:
 

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