World Population Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness about global population growth and the challenges and opportunities it brings. The day was first observed in 1989 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and was inspired by the public interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed in 1987, marking the date when the world's population reached 5 billion. The aim of World Population Day is to address critical population issues and emphasize the importance of reproductive health and rights.
In New Zealand, World Population Day is celebrated to highlight the country's population growth and the impact it has on various aspects of society. New Zealand's population has been growing steadily over the years and is projected to reach 5 million by 2020. This growth has both positive and negative impacts on society, including housing affordability, traffic congestion, and strain on social services.
Organizations such as the New Zealand Family Planning Association and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) collaborate with government agencies to organize events and activities to celebrate World Population Day in New Zealand. These events aim to inform New Zealanders about population issues and advocate for policies that promote reproductive health, gender equality, and sustainable development. World Population Day is observed annually on July 11th.
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References and related siteswww.unfpa.org: UN Population Fund www.census.gov: Population Clock ourworldindata.org: World Life Expectancy United Nations: Population Day 2022