World Population Day

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  1. World Population Day 2019 is observed on July 11
  2. The Day aims to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
  3. World Population Day was established by United Nations Development Programme in 1989.
  4. 2019 World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo.
  5. At IPCD 179 governments adopted a Programme of Action and called for women’s reproductive health and rights to take centre stage in national and global development efforts.
  6. The Programme of Action is the steering document for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  7. The UNFPA is a UN organization which works to support family planning by ensuring supply of contraceptives, strengthening national health systems and promoting gender equality.