July 11th: World Population Day

  • 11 Jul 2024

July 11th is celebrated as a World Population Day every year around the world. The theme of 2024 is "Leave no one behind, count everyone."

Key Points

  • World Population Day was established by the UN and first observed in 1989.
  • The idea was inspired by the world population reaching five billion on 11th July 1987, prompting Dr. KC Zachariah, a senior demographer at the World Bank, to suggest marking the occasion as World Population Day.
  • The Day serves to highlight the growing problems that come with a growing global population
  • The day provides a platform for governments, organizations, and individuals to engage in discussions and take action.