World Population Day as the name suggests is an annual day observed around the world to bring awareness about Population related issues. Started on 11th July, 1987, World Population Day has gained much popularity with support from organizations and masses around the world.
As the World Population edges past 7 billion people in 2014 it has had profound implications for development. It is a challenge as well as an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.
Many organizations around the world celebrate this day by arranging special campaigns and programs to educate people about Global Population Issues. The theme for the 2014 World Population Day is to reflect on population trends and related issues.
In many ways a world of 7 billion people is an achievement since globally people are living longer and healthier lives and couples are choosing to have lesser offspring’s. But meeting the needs of the current and future generations is going to be a daunting task and goal to achieve.