World Population Day 2021: Theme, history, significance and quotes
Every year, World Population Day is observed on 11th July in order to mark the problems of overpopulation. this day also creates awareness regarding the effects of overpopulation on the environment and development.
- It also marks various population issues like the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health, and human rights.
World Population Day 2021: Theme
- The theme of World Population Day 2021 is “Rights and choices are the answer: Whether baby boom or bust, the solution to shifting fertility rates lies in prioritizing the reproductive health and rights of all people.”
World Population Day 2021: History
- In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program found World Population Day. The first World Population Day was observed on 11th July 1989 and in 2021, people will observe 31st Population Day in the world.
World Population Day 2021: Quotes
- “When the family is small, whatever little they have they are able to share. There is peace” Philip Njuguna
- “Our human population continues to expand at such a scary rate – it’s unbelievable.” – Bindi Irwin
- “Population growth is the primary source of environmental damage.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
- “Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence” – DR A P J Abdul Kalam
- “As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women’s issues, in bringing down the population growth rate as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension – that of a mother.” – Benazir Bhutto
- “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
- “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
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