World 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. World Population Day aims at increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
This year's theme is 'Investing in teenage girls’. Teenage girls around the world face enormous challenges. UNFPA's programmes aim to end child marriage, curb adolescent pregnancy, and to empower girls to make informed choices about their health and lives.
Here are some interesting facts about the global population.
How much did you know about the billions of people who share the planet with you?
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