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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

BANNERS: World POPULATION Day! | July 11

World Population day 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. World Population Day aims at increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

As of 2017, the world population is around 7.6 billion - but there's been a decline in fertility rates since the 1960s.

While press interest and general awareness in the global population surges only at the increments of whole billions of people, the world population increases by 100 million approximately every 14 months.

Europe has the lowest fertility rate at 1.6 births per woman and Africa has the highest with 4.7 births per woman.

A new UN study of global population trends predicts that India will overtake China to become the world's most populous nation by 2022.

The report also says that Nigeria will replace the US as the world's third most populous country by around 2050.

Africa is expected to account for more than half of the world's population growth over the next 35 years.

By 2100, there will be a population of around 11.2 billion

Source(s): wikipedia | bbc | bbc

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