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Tuesday 11 July 2017

World Population Day

By the end of the century, the world’s population might be as high as 17 billion or as low as 7 billion, according to the most recent UN estimates. 2015: There are about 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 – the largest youth population ever. Many of them are concentrated in developing countries. In fact, in the world’s 48 least developed countries, children or adolescents make up a majority of the population.
As the world population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment. As of March 2016, it was estimated at 7.4 billion.
In 1989, in its decision 89/46, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues in the context of overall development plans and programmes and the need to find solutions for these issues, 11 July should be observed by the international community as World Population Day. The General Assembly has asked the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to undertake activities aimed at building better awareness of population issues, including their relation to environment and development issues and World Population Day.
The world is seeing a record number of people displaced by crises – some 60 million according to the latest UN figures. UNFPA works in emergency settings around the globe to respond to the rights and needs of women and girls, helping them maintain their dignity, securing their safety, and restoring their access to sexual and reproductive health care.
Source: un.org | unfpa.org
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Quotes & Wishes - A good thing overall A good thing overall

People often focus on the downsides of population growth but neglect the upsides. These upsides may even outweigh the downsides, making a larger population a good thing overall.
Ian Goldin
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Quotes & Wishes - A strong driver of the economy A strong driver of the economy

Population is a strong driver of the economy as well as the quality of the labor force.
Ali Babacan
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Quotes & Wishes - A useful model A useful model

I won’t compare ants and people, but ants give us a useful model of how single members of a community can become so organized that they end up resembling, in effect, one big collective brain. Our own exploding population and communication technology are leading us that way.
Lewis Thomas
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Quotes & Wishes - Focus Focus

The debate around the ageing population should, in my view, focus much more on how we grow the active, working population.
Nicola Sturgeon
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Quotes & Wishes - In a world of billions In a world of billions

It’s sad that in a world of billions, people can still feel isolated and alone. Sometimes all it takes to brighten up someone’s day is a smile or kind word, or the generous actions of a complete stranger. Small things, the tiny details, these are the things that matter in life — the little glint in the eye, curve of a lip, nod of a head, wave of a hand — such minuscule movements have huge ripple effects.
Shaun Hick
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