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UN World Population Day 2013
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2013
UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency 2013
Population Action International 2013
Theo Anderson:  Population Increasing, Water Decreasing, Aug. 2013
PCI-Media Slowing Population Growth: Sex Education, Family Planning  in Latin America, Statistics
Pentagon Family Planning Study Censored and Now Ignored 1975 (2013)
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World Population Day

Quick Facts

The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day reaffirms the human right to plan for a family.

Local names

World Population Day
Día Mundial de la Población

World Population Day 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

World Population Day 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014
List of dates for other years
The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day is annually observed on July 11 to reaffirm the human right to plan for a family. It encourages activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world.
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Family planning is an important topic raised during World Population Day.
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What do people do?

World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. The day is celebrated worldwide by business groups, community organizations and individuals in many ways. Activities include seminar discussions, educational information sessions and essay competitions.

Public life

World Population Day is a global observance and not a public holiday.


In 1968 world leaders proclaimed that individuals had a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and timing of their children. About 40 years later modern contraception remains out of reach for millions of women, men and young people. World Population Day was instituted in 1989 as an outgrowth of the Day of Five Billion, marked on July 11, 1987. The UN authorized the event as a vehicle to build an awareness of population issues and the impact they have on development and the environment.
Since then, with the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) encouragement, governments, non-governmental organizations, institutions and individuals organize various educational activities to celebrate the annual event.


The UN logo is often associated with marketing and promotional material for this event. It features a projection of a world map (less Antarctica) centered on the North Pole, enclosed by olive branches. The olive branches symbolize peace and the world map represents all the people of the world. It has been featured in colors such as blue against a yellow background.

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Spotlight on Adolescent Pregnancy

·                                 World Population Day 2013 Focuses on Adolescent Pregnancy

11 July 2013

Complications from pregnancy and child birth are the leading cause of death among the 16 million girls aged 15-19 who give birth each year, especially in developing countries. Adolescent pregnancy is not just a health issue, it is a development issue. To bring these issues to global attention, this year’s World Population Day is focusing on adolescent pregnancy.

·                                 ICPD Human Rights Conference Points Way Towards Equality, Dignity for All

10 July 2013

NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands—The ICPD International Conference on Human Rights ended here today with recommendations on how to ensure equality and protect the rights of every person.

·                                 ICPD Human Rights Conference Opens with Strong Calls for Equality for Every Person

08 July 2013

NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands—The ICPD International Conference on Human Rights began on Sunday, with strong appeals to promote and protect the rights of every person, without any distinction.
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Child Marriage Initiative

A multimedia exhibit and statistical overview and profiles child marriage in 40 countries reveals the extent of this violation of the human rights of adolescent girls.

Flagship Report

This year's State of World Population report explores the right of individuals to decide on the timing and spacing of their children.

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Campaign to End Fistula

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World Population Day

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International Youth Day

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ICPD Beyond 2014 Review Conference

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MDG5B_Info_79x100.gifA tool for comparing, analyzing and visualizing more than 20 indicators related to reproductive health.


Turkey: Supporting Syrian Refugees


News Story: A Congolese mother and her sons regain hope in Cape Town.
News Story: Hitting the right notes of hope and integration for refugees in Venezuela.
News Story: Some 8,400 migrants, asylum-seekers reach Italy and Malta by sea in first half of 2013.
News Story: Liquid treasure, the challenge of providing drinking water in a new refugee camp.
News Story: UNHCR closes camp in south Tunisia, moves services to urban areas.
News Story: Somali refugee makes most of education opportunity in Eritrea.
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Infographic: Ten million in need. That's greater than London and Dubai combined.
Global Appeal 2013 Update:The Appeal presents the financial resources UNHCR will need in 2013.
Worldwide Community of Resettled Refugees: Learn about a project by UNHCR and the University of Geneva.
My Life As A Refugee: On UNHCR's app, wrestle with the dilemmas facing millions of refugees.
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During the past 100 years, population growth has mirrored the growth of greenhouse gases that cause climate change, with the vast majority of produced by developed nations. But most of the effects of climate change are already being experienced in developing countries. Governments of 37 least developed countries have identified population growth as a factor that increases vulnerability to climate change.
When women are empowered to plan and space their children, they are better able to adapt to climate change and ensure the survival of their families. In addition, slowing population growth could help reduce future emissions. If the world’s population reaches 8 billion rather than 9.2 billion in 2050, it could result in one to two billion fewer tons of carbon emissions. Emissions reductions of this magnitude are equivalent to stopping all deforestation.
As the world tries to solve climate change challenges, PAI is working to ensure that population trends, gender considerations, and the global demand for contraception are not left out of the discussion.
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Why We Need a Global Approach to Combat Climate Change

July 5, 2013
Last Tuesday, President Barack Obama laid out his administration’s long-awaited plan to escalate domestic and international efforts to address climate change. It highlighted the need to cut carbon pollution, prepare the United States to adapt to existing impacts of climate … Continue reading »




Men, Machines and Climate Change…Where Are the Women?

June 6, 2013
The heat down here is unbearable, not because of global warming, but as a result of the fast spinning shafts that drive turbines to generate hydroelectric power. The massive engines use the high-pressure water before releasing it to flow downstream, … Continue reading »




Memo to Climate Donors: Invest in Family Planning

May 21, 2013
I’m in Tarrytown, NY, at the annual strategic retreat of the Green Group CEOs. A fitting location from which to send this memo: To: All progressive climate donors interested in exponentially advancing the cause From: Suzanne Ehlers, President & CEO, … Continue reading »




Climate Change is No Joke

May 10, 2013
At PAI, we talk a lot about the intersections between population, climate change and women. We talk about the women who have to walk farther for water and firewood, and those whose homes and families were destroyed by natural disasters. … Continue reading »




Playing for Keeps: How Games Can Help Us Tackle Climate Change Challenges

May 3, 2013
A. Tianna with partners from Eminence, PRAN, and HumanityWatch. Climate change is not a game. In Bangladesh, communities are already facing its consequences daily, and women are disproportionately affected. But last week in Dhaka, Bangladesh—alongside nearly 300 policymakers, scientists, and … Continue reading »


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Climate Change in Bangladesh

April 22, 2013
When natural disasters strike, women are often the hardest hit. But when women are empowered to plan and space their children, they can better adapt to climate change. PAI is working with local partners in Bangladesh to make sure these … Continue reading »




Putting Women at The Center of Climate Change Solutions

April 22, 2013
For almost 50 years, PAI has been at the forefront of helping women around the globe access the contraception and reproductive care they need. Family planning improves the lives of women, their children, and their families but it also has … Continue reading »




On Earth Day, Breaking the Silence in Bangladesh

April 22, 2013
“Superstorms like Sandy face us everyday… we must break the silence.” Those are the words of a PAI partner in Bangladesh, a country that faces the highest risk of flooding in the world. One-third of the country floods every year … Continue reading »


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Learning from Kenya and Malawi on Climate Change

April 9, 2013
PAI senior researcher Clive Mutunga presented at the Wilson Center yesterday on a panel on  “Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Kenya and Malawi.” “Demographic trends and reproductive health are likely to affect the … Continue reading »



Prioritizing Gender and Climate Change in Municipal Budgets in the Philippines

March 1, 2013
In February, PAI’s Vice President of Research Roger-Mark DeSouza met with Partners in the Philippines to identify new opportunities for potential collaboration around population, health and the environment. PAI works with The Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources …Continue reading »


“Water, Water, Nowhere.” By Theo AndersonIn These Times (August 2013).  As population increases the world’s water supplies decrease, and it is unclear where the needed water will come from.  Apparently no nation has a national conservation policy.  In the US, states are beginning to wage legal battles over contested water, and similar conflicts are increasing around the world.   Helpfully, the UN has declared 2013 “the international year of water cooperation” and September the “world water week” to stimulate planning.  The article concludes with a hopeful account of San Antonio’s successful water conservation program.   --Dick

Bolivian women sharing their experiences with teenage girls.
What is PCI-Media Impact doing to help slow population growth?
Media Impact, through its My Community programs, is supporting powerful social movements in Central and South America and the Caribbean that address environmental conservation and family planning issues and creates a voice for marginalized populations such as women, youth and Indigenous to improve their living standards.
My Community trains leaders from grassroots organizations, local governments, service providers and NGOs to increase the communication capacity of their organizations to engage community members in social change action; and to achieve the desired knowledge, attitude and behavior change using Media Impact's unique grassroots approach. The program can potentially reach over 4,000,000 people in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Mexico and the Eastern Caribbean.
Media Impact's My Community programs include:
Aqui no Pasa Nada in Cuzco, Peru - For its second year this radio campaign will be tutoring in local schools to promote sexual and reproductive health among adolescents. "Living Free of Sexual Violence" is the main message of the campaign.
Alternativas Humanas in Ecuador (Nationwide)- This coalition is leading a participatory youth oriented program that will give the audience nationwide clear and scientific information about their sexuality, with special interest on teen pregnancy prevention.
Buscando Amor in La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia - For its third year, this media campaign aims to strengthen communication about sexuality between parents and adolescents. Our local partner, CECOPI (Education and Communication Centre for Indigenous Communities), will include new media outlets such as photo novellas and TV spots.
My Island - My Community in the Eastern Caribbean - The islands of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, are the fifth ranked biodiversity hotspot in the world. Media Impact is facilitating a regional radio serial drama and community events to weave together relevant information on family planning and the effects of population growth on the environment with a compelling story. The program will encourage women to take control of their own fertility and family size to improve their quality of life.
Michael Tatu Castlen, Executive Director
PCI-Media Impact

On July 11, we mark World Population Day which was established in 1989 by the United Nations Development Program to call attention to the urgency and import of population issues.
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World Population:   6,853,184,630 and growing...  [by August 2013 already passed 7 billion, racing to 8.—Dick]
Each year 18% of all births in Latin America and the Caribbean are to adolescent women ages 15-19.
Almost 3% of girls ages 15-19 throughout Latin America were mothers before the age of 15.
Despite laws against child marriage in many countries, over 80 million girls in the developing world will be married before the age of 18.
Of Salvadorians with sexual experience, only 10% used contraceptives the first time they had sexual relations.
The United Nations estimates that 40% of pregnancies around the globe are unintended.
By the year 2015, the world's population is estimated to exceed 7 billion. [! 7 billion 2013 --D]
Nearly 70 % of Bolivians live below the poverty level.
The annual incidence of AIDS per 100,000 people in Guatemala rose from 1.9 in 2005 to 8.9 in 2007.
Living in vulnerable rural areas and urban slums, the world's poorest billion people are highly exposed to climate change threats for which they carry negligible responsibility.

Young Peruvian girls discussing sexual and reproductive health.

Did you know that the largest group of young women ever is entering their childbearing years?

How can we prevent the threats of population growth on the environment and society in general?
By providing universal family planning and other reproductive health information and services to young women and families, preparing them to make informed decisions, a major impact can be made in population growth and it will give us a fighting chance to meet the challenges of global warming.

Slowing population growth should not be our only concern; the real objective is to improve the quality of life of everyone. In order to do this, we must prioritize programs that advance sexual and reproductive health, educate about HIV/AIDS and youth, promote gender and human rights, environmental protection, education, employment and economic development.

IMPLICATIONS OF WORLDWIDE POPULATION GROWTH FOR U.S. SECURITY AND OVERSEAS INTERESTS.  This   Ford Administration’s 1975 National Security Study Memorandum 200 predicted the rise to 700 billion last year and to 9 billion 2050, and recommended universal access to family planning, but it was classified and hidden for nearly twenty years, and is now ignored.   Edd Doerr. The Progressive (March 2013).  --Dick

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