World Population day celebrates to raise awareness of global population issues and it is observed on 11th July 1987 every year. In 1989 the event was established by the governing council of the United Nations Development programme. It seeks to focus attention on the insistence and importance of population issues. The United Nations General Assembly decided to continue observing world population day by resolution 45/216 of December 1990. It was first marked on 11 July 1990 in more than 90 countries then a number of UNFPA country offices, organisations and institutions commemorate World Population Day with governments and civil society.
World population day main aim is to aware people about the various population issues. This year World Population Day coincides with the Family Planning Summit that is the initiative which aims to expand access to the voluntary family planning of 120 million additional women by 2020 on the second meeting of the Family Planning 2020. And the population issues include family planning, maternal health, gender equality, poverty and human rights.
If we talk about India then still there are may women who don’t want to get pregnant. And they are not using safe and effective family planning methods. And in the world, there are around 225 million women who don’t use safe planning methods. The main reason of this is the lack of communication, lack of access to information or services, lack of support from their partners and also communities. Most of these women have a demand for contraceptives. And they are not aware of that to access safe, voluntary family planning is a human right. It is also central to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Using safe and effective family planning methods is a key factor in reducing poverty. World Population Day is the best day to know the tactics to have a smooth and flawless conversation with your teenage children’s and family members. So don’t feel shy to transmit information to your child about the population and healthy family life.