Top 10 Facts about World Population Day

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There are about 7.2 billion of people on earth and this number is still increasing 1.10 percent. That means we have 83 million new people on earth annually. UN each year have a different theme for each occasion. Back in 2003 the theme was “1 Billion Adolescents”. This year theme is “Family Planning is Human Right”. 2018 is the year of 50th anniversary of 1968 Conference on Human Rights. India was the first country to adopt family planning but still it got issues with population.

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Top 10 Facts about World Population Day

  1. There were around 400 million people on the planet in 1000 AD and it would take 804 years before the world would add enough people to reach 1 billion by 1804. However, to add another 2 billion to bring the world population up to 3 billion in 1960, it took only about 156 years.

  2. Since the 1960s, the global birth rate has fallen to an average of 2.5 births per woman. However, that average is made up of highly diverse figures: in Africa its 4.7 births per woman, in Europe it’s 1.6 births per woman.

  3. The world’s population is growing by 1.10 percent per year, or about an additional 83 million people annually. The global population is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.

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  4. The initiatives taken by the government of India in implementing the Family Planning Programme have a significant impact on the country as a whole. Over the years, family planning measures have shifted from withdrawal (before ejaculation) to intra-uterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs), and then to contraceptive pills.


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