The main objective of World Population Day is to draw the world’s attention to the importance of population issues. The total population of the world now exceeds 7.6 billion, according to the census. In 1989, the United Nations Development Program designated 11th July as Population Day. 11th July 1987 marked the world’s 5th billionth anniversary, and Population Day was officially declared in 1989. According to UNFPA, this year it focuses on how to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls now and putting the brakes on COVID-19.
We cannot ignore the fact that the COVID-19 epidemic has straggled people, communities, and economies everywhere. With the outbreak of Covid 19, people around the world have lost many of their privileges. More than 12 million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus, which has had the greatest impact on the lives of people in history. The virus has claimed nearly 600,000 lives worldwide. “Human rights can’t be quarantined,” said the United Nations body, working on global population issues, ahead of World Population Day. Reproductive health, family planning, and mental health – among other issues – have taken a backseat as medical resources have been stretched due to the pandemic.
Not only our neighbor India, which has the second-largest population in the world but also Europe and the United States are facing a great challenge from the coronavirus. According to the latest estimates, the world population is over 7.8 billion. Analysts believe that the impact of the Covid 19 epidemic could lead to a large increase in the population due to the increase in unplanned pregnancies due to the inactivity of health systems, including family planning methods. Asia, the world’s most populous country, will face a number of challenges. India and China, the two most populous countries in the world, belong to the Asian continent, which represents 36% of the world’s population. On this Population Day, the World Organizations have taken steps to discuss population growth and its impact on the environment and development.