ISLAMABAD: The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day will be observed on July 11 to reaffirm the human right to plan for a family.
It encourages activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world.
World Population Day aims to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
World population day theme 2012 is "Re-energizing Family Planning in Zimbabwe".
World Population Day celebrates on July 11. The United States excel a highlight with the World Population on the exceptional challenge faced through the growing defenses of young citizens. About three billion peoples, or almost half world's population, are considered below the period of 25.
United Nations Population finance's member Rogelio Fernandez declares that this is the significant moment for politician to endow in the opportunities of youth in upwarding countries.
The day is celebrated worldwide by business groups, community organizations and individuals in many ways. Activities include seminar discussions, educational information sessions and essay competitions.
In 1968 world leaders proclaimed that individuals had a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and timing of their children.
About 40 years later modern contraception remains out of reach for millions of women, men and young people.
World Population Day was instituted in 1989 as an outgrowth of the Day of Five Billion, marked on July 11, 1987. The UN authorized the event as a vehicle to build an awareness of population issues and the impact they have on development and the environment.
Since then, with the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) encouragement, governments, non-governmental organizations, institutions and individuals organize various educational activities to celebrate the annual event.