It was recommended in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme that 11th July be observed by the international community as “World Population Day”.This year’s theme for the day is “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations”. The focus will be mainly on effective control of the population by making investments on family planning. This will help to yield economic and other gains that can propel development forward.
This year the World Population Day, 11 July, coincides with the Family Planning Summit, the second meeting of the FP2020–Family Planning 2020–initiative, which aims to expand access to voluntary family planning to 120 million additional women by 2020. World Population Day activities are being observed throughout Punjab.