World Population Day 2022
Written by Roneel Narayan on July 11, 2022
WORLD POPULATION DAY 2022: World Population Day is observed every year on July 11 to raise awareness about global population issues. Overpopulation is a critical concern as the world’s resources are being used up at an unsustainable rate. Besides, the need to guarantee that women have access to family planning, gender equality, and maternal health care is more important than ever because of the expanding population’s impact on maternal health and family planning issues.
To fulfil its mandate, UNFPA collaborates with a wide range of parties, both inside and beyond the framework of the United Nations, including governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society, faith-based organizations, leaders of the religious community, and others. There are around 8 objectives to celebrate World Population Day.
WORLD POPULATION DAY 2022: THEME
The theme for this year is “A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all – Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and choices for all”. As the theme suggests, there are 8 billion people living today but not all of them have equal rights and opportunities.
Too many individuals continue to experience discrimination, harassment, and violence based on their gender, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and country of origin. Due to the overpopulation issue, gender inequality and human rights violations are more common than ever in emerging nations.
Globally, this day is celebrated by organising seminars, discussions, educational sessions, public contests, slogans, workshops, debates, songs, etc.