World Population Day 2017 is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987-approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people. The world population (as of January 1, 2014; 9:24 UTC) is estimated to be 7,137,661,030.
2017 World Population is something 7.5 Billion
As the world population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7.5 billion (2017) is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.
The more new people join those of us already here, solving challenges like poverty, discrimination and violence will become increasingly more urgent – and new challenges will arise that demand the best in each of us.We are now part of a global community where actions taken in one country or region can have an immediate impact on other parts of the world. We have yet to realize the vast human potential among women and girls – who comprise half the world’s population – and the energy and talents of some two billion young people.
Looking at the opportunity of a world of over 7,000,000,000 people, we realize that No business or government can have more customers than the world population. So what do world’s people do every day?
And there is a finite number of hours in a day – 24. No one can extend them. Our lives are also finite – about 78 years, if you average all lives in the world today. Knowing what the people of the world do with their time can help you use your time more productively. And if you are an entrepreneur, use this knowledge to make something all these people would want.
How would you make use of the opportunity of a world of over 7 billion people?
World Population Day
World Population Day as the name suggests is an annual day observed around the world to bring awareness about Population growth and its related issues. With a population of more than 7.2 billion as of March 2015, it’s very important for people on earth to realize and act on healthier lives and importance of small families. Started in 1987, World Population Day has gained much popularity with support from organizations and masses around the world. It also focuses on challenges presented by world of 7 billion people. Reproductive Health services are one of the main targets set by UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) by 2015. So World Population Day is observed in more than 200 countries to bring awareness to people about importance of small families and living healthy lives. On this day, several programs are initiated to educate people about family planning methods. The day is observed every year to bring awareness in people about living a healthy life with benefits of having a small family.
World Population Day was first started on 11 July in 1987, the day world population reached five billion people. Many organizations around the world celebrate this day by arranging special campaigns and programs to educated people about global population issues. They are working closely with Government Organizations, NGO’s and numerous non-profit organizations to spread the message.