World Population Day is observed annually on July 11th every year.
It is an international observance established by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about population issues and their impact on various aspects of human life and development.
The main purpose of marking such a day is to bring awareness about the rising global population and the issues and problems that arise with such overpopulation; and also the day serves as an opportunity to highlight the importance of reproductive health, gender equality, poverty eradication, and sustainable development.
This year’s theme for World Population Day is Unleashing the power of gender equality: Uplifting the voices of women and girls to unlock our world’s infinite possibilities.
In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme established The World Population Day.
Here are the Top SIX largest countries with the largest population:
CHINA – 1,425,830,081; INDIA – 1,422,750,470; UNITED STATES – 335,903,903; INDONESIA – 280,829,472; PAKISTAN – 231,731,196;
NIGERIA, BRAZIL and BANGLEDASH occupy sixth position with 216,375,148 population in each country.