In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
The theme of this year’s World Population Day is Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies.
The world is seeing a record number of people displaced by crises – some 60 million according to the latest UN figures.
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) works in emergency settings around the globe to respond to the rights and needs of women and girls, helping them maintain their dignity, securing their safety, and restoring their access to sexual and reproductive health care.
To find out more about World Population Day and to learn how to get involved, please visit the official website, available to access here.
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