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World Population Day
World Population Day is celebrated annually on 11 July to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
The Day was established by the then-Governing Council of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987. By resolution 45/216 of December 1990, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) decided to continue observing World Population Day to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development.
The Day was first marked on 11 July 1990 in more than 90 countries. Learn more.