The UN observed July 11th as World Population Day every year. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) began observing this day in 1987. In July 11, 1987 there were five billion populations over this planet. The United Nations declared July 11 of that year “Five Billion Day” to mark the estimated date on which we reached that milestone. The day is recognized to create awareness on the importance of family planning, maternal health, gender equality, poverty, and human rights.

The UNFPA is estimating that around Oct. 31 2011 global population will hit seven billion. That’s a growth of 40 per cent in just over 20 years. The planet’s population has doubled since 1968.

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