World Population Day 2023: Date, Theme, Facts, History, Significance, Quotes

World Population Day 2023 will be observed on July 11 with the aim to draw global attention towards rising world population and the effect it is putting on our natural resources, climate and on the planet overall. The current world population is somewhat near 7.9 billion and is increasing every second as we are reading this. There is an urgent need to find a way to control the situation or else we will be needing another Earth and its resources just for survival.

World Population Day 2023 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for World Population Day for the next 5 years.

Event Date Day
World Population Day 2023 July 11, 2023 Tuesday
World Population Day 2024 July 11, 2024 Thursday
World Population Day 2025 July 11, 2025 Friday
World Population Day 2026 July 11, 2026 Saturday
World Population Day 2027 July 11, 2027 Sunday

World Population Day 2023 Overview

Event World Population Day 2023
Date July 11, 2023
Day Tuesday
Declared by United Nations
Purpose To increase awareness on various population issues

Did you know?

Here are some shocking facts about world population that one must know:

  1. The world population was one billion until the early 1800s and now a billion is added every 12-15 years.
  2. By 2024 India will become the world’s most populous country, leaving China behind.
  3. World’s fastest growing population can be seen in Nigeria.
  4. At the current population growth rate, 3 earths will be needed for survival by 2050.
  5. Our population is more than double as it was in 1970.
  6. In some part of the world, 250 babies are born every minute.
  7. Between 2010 and 2015, life expectancy rose from 67 to 71 and as per the estimate, it will rise to 77 between 2045 and 2050 and to 83 years between 2095 and 2100.
  8. Only the population of Europe is expected to be smaller in 2050 than in 2017.

Significance of World Population Day 2023

With the aim to raise awareness of global population issues, World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year. The day signifies July 11, 1987, the approximate date on which the world’s population crossed the five billion mark. The main goal behind observing the day is to increase people’s awareness on various population issues. These issues include family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health as well as basic human rights.

World Population Day History

When the world population reached five billion, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989 launched World Population Day.

It was decided that World Population Day will be observed on July 11 owing to the public interest in observing Five Billion Day on the same day in 1987 when the mark of five billion was reached by world’s population.

World Population Day Observance

To observe World Population Day 2023, many leaders, institutions and organizers from all around the world will come together to help make reproductive health and rights a reality for all. Many events will be organized to educate people about the growing population and the risks that are being created on accounts of this.

UNFPA and the governments of Kenya and Denmark will also hold a high-level conference in Nairobi in November to quicken the efforts to achieve the goal of sustaining world population.

World Population Day 2023 Quotes

Here are some quotes by some of the biggest personalities that show the negative impact of growing population on everyone.

  1. “Population growth is the primary source of environmental damage.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

  2. “Rapid population growth and technological innovation, combined with our lack of understanding about how the natural systems of which we are a part work, have created a mess.” – David Suzuki

  3. “Our human population continues to expand at such a scary rate – it’s unbelievable.” – Bindi Irwin

  4. “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.” – Thomas Malthus

  5. “When the family is small, whatever little they have they are able to share. There is peace.” – Philip Njuguna

  6. “Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry.” – Norman Borlaug

  7. “Population growth and development place additional stress on the Nation’s water infrastructure and its ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains.” – Jerry Costello

  8. “Every state has the primary duty to protect its own population from grave and sustained violations of human rights, as well as from the consequences of humanitarian crises, whether natural or man-made.” – Pope Benedict XVI

  9. “Times are gone when we could relax and take it easy. It is time to act and act strongly to control the growth of the population to help our coming generations.” – Unknown

  10. “By improving health, empowering women, population growth comes down.” – Bill Gates

International Days in July

Friendship Day   World Youth Skills Day
World Hepatitis Day World Chess Day
International Moon Day World Drowning Prevention Day
Nelson Mandela International Day World population Day
End Human Trafficking Day  

FAQs

Which countries have the most population growth?

Half of the total population growth will take place in the following nine countries- India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, the United States of America, Uganda and Indonesia.

What are the future projections of population growth?

As per the United Nations projections, the most likely scenario is a population of 9.7 billion in 2050 and 10.9 billion in 2100.

What is the effect of raising population?

With the rate the population is growing basic right to food and education might also become a luxury someday.

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