World Population Day was observed across the world on 11 July 2014. The Day is observed to bring awareness to people about importance of small families and healthy lives.
Population Day is celebrated with several programs that are initiated to educate people about family planning methods.
The day was first celebrated in 1987, the day when world population reached five billion people. At present, the day is celebrated across 200 countries by Government Organizations.
The World population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 from 2.5 billion in 1950. The 7 billion people are both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment. To create awareness to the people, who need to realize and act on healthier lives on growth of population.