World Population Day, Invest in Quality Education
Published on: 11.07.2019
July 11th is observed as the World Population Day. The planet population now is over 7.7 billion people and it’s growing at an altered pace in different parts of the world.
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s blueprint for a better future for all on a healthy planet. On World Population Day, we recognize that this mission is closely interrelated with demographic trends including population growth, aging, migration, and urbanization,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on the occasion.
This day aims at raising awareness on issues related to global population such as depletion of resources, deepening poverty and socioeconomic inequality, lack of access to education, gender inequality, maternal and infant mortality, lack of reproductive rights, child marriage, teen pregnancy, malnourishment, climate change, habitat loss, depreciation of fresh water, etc.
According to the UN, the World Population Day in 2019 calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Twenty-five years have passed since that landmark conference, where 179 governments recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for achieving sustainable development.
If you want to take action, investing in education and reproductive health education is one of the best ways to prevent the negative impacts of the growing population. You can help to equip young people with the skills and knowledge that need to fuel economic growth, social and gender equality.
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