‘11th July’ every year is allotted the responsibility of being the World Population Day. It is relatively a new phenomenon, taking shape only in the late 1980s. On 11th July 1987 the world population reached a shocking 5 billion and hence the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989 coined 11th July as the World Population Day.
Today the total world population has reached approximately 7,025,071,966 with India and China comprising of its major chunk. When any species outgrows its natural count it creates a burden on nature and its surrounding environment. The same has occurred with man too. The over population and reckless consumption patterns of human beings have resulted in extinction of many other species. Man has no doubt become the most dominant and dangerous infestation on this planet.
Large population is not the only problem but a large number of uneducated, poverty ridden and unhealthy population is the main concern. Hence the World Population Day is of high importance as it spreads awareness about population control and also generating a productive and healthy population. Thus comes into picture the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). It is an international development agency which promotes the right of every human being to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
It tackles several issues under its function such as
- Population and development strategies
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Family Planning
- Gender equality and women’s empowerment
- Culturally sensitive human rights-based approaches
- Supporting adolescents and youth
- Responding to the AIDS epidemic
- Assisting in emergencies
‘ToursForU.com’ acknowledges this day with great importance as we believe with travel comes the true education of mind and soul. Large amounts of population travelling leads to large levels of migrations and therefore exchange of culture, rituals and generates a better understanding on the functioning of human societies across the globe.