The estimated population of the world as of July 9, 2012 has been 7,025,071,966. The world population has been on a constant rise ever since the 1960s. The human population and its consumption methods have become a big burden on planet earth; so much so that our recklessness has caused the extinction of over hundred species of other life forms.
Hence to spread awareness about population control and other medical and social problems related to it the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989 ideated the World Population Day. On July 11, 1987 the world population touched the mark of a staggering Five Billion for the first time and hence July 11th was decided as a date for this day.
A large population is a huge problem if it is not a physically and mentally healthy population. Today the growing human population faces several problems of health, social and economical kind. Diseases like, AIDS, cancer and depression are the biggest termites affecting the population along with poverty, lack of job opportunities and week infrastructures and provisions.The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the organization that looks into the issues of population it has several tasks under its pocket such as:
- Population and development strategies
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Family Planning
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment
- Culturally sensitive human rights-based approaches
- Supporting adolescents and youth
- Responding to the AIDS epidemic
- Assisting in emergencies
The UNFPA promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. Reproductive health is at the heart of UNFPA’s vision: a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every child-birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. World Population Day will call attention to the essential part that reproductive health plays in creating a just and equitable world.
On this awareness driven day the team JTTJ wishes all our patrons a physically and mentally healthy life.