What is the theme of 2019 World Population Day?



Population explosion is one the biggest problem of the world in the 21st century. There are several factors responsible for this population explosion and the most important factors are poverty & illiteracy. The resources available on the earth are limited and with the continuous growth of population, these resources are depleting very fast and maybe not available in the near future as well.


2019 World Population Day Theme


To address the problem stated above, a day has been observed known as World Population Day. It is an annual event observed on 11th July every year. The main objective of this day is to raise the global population issues and major issues covered under this are the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health & human health.

Every year, a theme is decided and the theme of 2018 world population day was “family planning is a human right”. The theme of 2019 world population day is yet to be decided and we will share the information once it will be revealed. Dr. KC Zachariah observed the population of the world approximately 5 Billion in 1987 and this day was suggested by him in the public interest when he was working in the world bank as Sr. Demographer.

What are the FAQs on the theme of 2019 World Population Day?

1. What is the history of World Population Day?

2. What is UNFPA?

3. What is the theme of World Population Day 2019?

4. What are the objectives of World Population Day 2019?

5. Why do we celebrate the world population day and how do we celebrate it?

What is the History of World Population Day?

World Population Day is the international event being celebrated globally on 11th July. This day is celebrated to raise the awareness of the people towards the worldwide population issues and the 2019 world population theme is yet to be decided. It was first begun in the year 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This day was first considered in the year of 1987 when the population of the world crossed 5 Billion in 1987. 

World Population Day 2019 Theme


This year marks the 51st anniversary of the 1968 international conference on human rights where family planning considered the human right first time. The document made in this conference named as Trehan proclamation stated- “Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children." Women must have the rights to avoid the exhaustion, depletion, and danger of too many pregnancies. 

What is UNFPA?

United National population fund abbreviated as UNFPA works to support family planning by ensuring the supply of contraceptives to strength the national health system. As per them, family planning is not only the human right but equally important for women's empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable growth. The main mission of this agency is to ensure the save birth of a child, pregnancy happens when desires & wishes of every young’s person must be fulfilled.

9 Standards to uphold the human right to family planning


Non-discrimination

The information & services related to financial planning cannot be restricted on the basis of race, sex, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, political affiliation, economic status, place of residence, marital status, disability status, etc.

Available

It must be ensured by the countries to make the availability of family planning commodities & services to everyone.

Accessible

It must be ensured by the countries to make the accessibility of family planning commodities & services to everyone.

Acceptable

The information & services related to the contraceptive must be provided in a dignified manner by considering the modern medical ethics & the culture of those being accommodated.

Good quality

It is mandatory to clearly communicate the family planning information and it must be scientifically accurate.

Informed decision-making

Every person must be empowered to make reproductive choices with full autonomy, free of pressure, coercion or misrepresentation.

Privacy and confidentiality

When an individual seeks family planning information and services, it is his right to enjoy the right to privacy.

Participation

It is an obligation for every country to ensure the active participation of all the individuals in all the decisions affecting them including health issues as well.

Accountability

Health systems, education systems, leaders and policymakers must be accountable to the people they serve in all efforts to realize the human right to family planning.

Why do we celebrate World Population Day?

The main objective of this day is to draw attention towards the reproductive health problems of the community people as it is one of the leading causes of ill health and even the death of pregnant women worldwide. It will assist the mass population to get the information related to family planning, reproductive health, adolescent pregnancy, girl child education, child marriage, sexually transmitted infections, baby health, and right to health, etc.

What are the objectives of World Population Day 2019?

The major objectives of world population day 2019 theme are as follows.


World Population Day Theme 2019


1. Spread the awareness related to the various growing population problems related to family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health & human health.

2. It is celebrated to protect and empower the youth of both genders.

3. Educate youths to avoid unwanted pregnancies by using the best possible methods in the market.

4. Teach them about the pregnancy-related illness and various precautions that need to be addressed during pregnancy.

5. Aware of the youth related to all the sexually transmitted diseases to get prevented from various infections.

6. The UN demands from every country to implement some effective laws & policies to protect girl childbirths.

7. The government of every country must ensure the availability & accessibility of reproductive health services everywhere as part of basic primary health for every couple.

8. Create awareness among the people about the population explosion and their good and bad effects.

How are we going to celebrate World Population Day 2019 theme?

World population day is celebrated globally by organizing a variety of activities, seminar & events to draw the attention of mass individuals to cooperate on the issues of growing population issues. It incorporates several activities like seminar, group discussions, speeches, slogans, and distribution of information on the various platforms. Apart from the UN, various other health organization & population divisions work together to tackle population issues by arranging conferences, meeting, public meetings, etc.

What should we do to support the theme of world population day 2019?

To support the theme of 2019 world population day, first, we should acquire the knowledge and then start implementing those things in our life. Also, create awareness among the youth regarding this.

Final Words

In the above blog, we have seen the importance of world population day & why should we support this. Address the population problem is the greatest interest of the time and to enhance the quality of living of every individuals, it must be solved at the earliest.

Let us come together and supports the theme of the 2019 world population day.



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