July 12, 2019

World Population Day was observed on July 11, 2019.


  • The day seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

  • It was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.

  • The Day was first marked on 11 July 1990 in more than 90 countries.

  • This year's World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development.