In 2011, the global population reached the 7 billion mark, and today, it stands at about 7.7 billion, and it’s expected to grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100.
HET POST/ NEW DELHI/ 11 JULY 2021
orld Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day, the approximate date on which the world’s population reached five billion people on July 11, 1987.
The Theme of World Population Day 2021
Every year there is a specific theme for World Population Day and the theme of World Population Day 2021 amid the pandemic is “Rights and choices are the answer: Whether baby boom or bust, the solution to shifting fertility rates lies in prioritizing the reproductive health and rights of all people.” The theme represents the complications inflicted by the Covid-19 outbreak upon the health care systems around the globe, particularly in the area of sexual and reproductive health.
Significance of World Population Day
As stated on the official web page for World Population Day, it took hundreds of thousands of years for the world population to grow to 1 billion and then it just took 200 years to grow sevenfold. In 2011, the global population reaches the 7 billion mark, and today it stands at about 7.7 billion, expected to grow to around 8.5 billion by 2030. The day also discusses family planning, poverty, sexual equality, maternal health, civil rights, and the health concerns that childbearing women confront.
India has the world’s second-largest populace after China, and in the present days of the Covid-19 pandemic, dealing with such a big population proved difficult during the second wave of the pandemic, which raised the country’s fatality rate. As a result, focusing emphasis on population management not only in the country but also on a worldwide scale is critical.
Amazing Population Facts on World Population
The rate at which population grows
The world population increases by about 83 million people every year.
A change in pattern
The population in Africa is growing, whereas the European population is shrinking.
Monaco has the most dense population in the world
While it is the second smallest independent state in the world, its population is a staggering 39,500, which is about 68,212 people per square mile.
Life expectancy is unexpectedly increasing
In 2000, the average global life expectancy was 67 years old. Fast forward 20 years, and it increased to 72.
Millennials make up 27% of the world’s population
About two billion people all over the world are part of this generation.