World Urbanization Prospects Worldwide

Revealing urbanization trends worldwide The world’s urban population has grown rapidly since 1950 and the coming decades will bring further profound changes to its size and distribution. On 10 July, UN DESA’s Population Division will release the latest urbanization trends, providing data that are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth. Scheduled for launch on 10 July, just one day before World Population Day, the latest version of the World … [Read more...]

World Population Day – Celebrated July 11, 2012

World Population Day 2012: Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services On 11 July – World Population Day – many activities and campaigns will call attention to the essential part that reproductive health plays in creating a just and equitable world. Help us generate greater commitment to the idea that everyone has a right to reproductive health. This year focuses on the theme of “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services.” Reproductive health problems remain the leading … [Read more...]

WORLD POPULATION DAY – Celebrate July 11, 2011

11 July 2011 World Population Day 2011   World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. In 1968, world leaders proclaimed that individuals have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and timing of their children. Forty years later, modern contraception remains out of reach for hundreds of millions of women, men and young people. World Population Day 2008 reaffirmed the … [Read more...]

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