World Population Day 2016

World Population Day 2016

World Population Day is observed annually on 11 July to raise awareness of global population issues. The date was chosen because it was on or around 11 July 1987 that the world’s population reached five billion people. That figure is now nearly 7.5 billion, and the United Nations estimates it will be around 11.2 billion by the year 2100. Part of the problem is that people are living longer – life expectancy at birth increased...

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