World Population Day 2024 – Themes, Quotes

World Population Day 2024 is celebrated all over the world by people on the 11th of July on Thursday. This is an international level awareness campaign being celebrated all over the world to call people on stage to know the reason for this exploding population year by year as well as solve the big mistake of the whole human fraternity.

This great awareness event aims to bring a population revolution globally as well as break the sleep of all the deeply slept people to pay their full attention and help in combating this population issue.



World Population Day is a great event being celebrated all through the world annually on the 11th of July. It was first started in the year 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The following message “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services” was distributed worldwide by the theme of 2012th World Population Day celebration when the worldwide population was approximately 7,025,071,966.

A big step was taken by the authorities for a more small and healthy society as well as a sustainable future for the people. A crucial investment is made to fulfil the reproductive health care demands and supply.

It started to focus on the required attention of people towards the importance of population issues.


The aim of the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme is to pay great attention towards the reproductive health problems of the community people as it is the leading cause of ill health as well as the death of pregnant women worldwide. The campaign of World Population Day every year increases the knowledge and skills of people worldwide towards their reproductive health and family planning.

Around 1.8 billion youngsters are entering their reproductive years and it’s very necessary to call their attention towards the primary part of reproductive health. The annual celebration of World Population Day is planned with lots of activities and events to make aware people of reality.

People are encouraged to take part in the event to learn about population issues like the importance of family planning towards the increasing population, gender equality, maternal and baby health, poverty, human rights, use of contraceptives and safety measures like condoms, reproductive health, adolescent pregnancy, girl child education, child marriage, sexually transmitted infections and so many.

The following are some of the objectives of celebrating the Day:

  • To offer them detailed knowledge about sexuality and delay marriages until they become able to understand their responsibilities.
  • Educate youths to avoid unwanted pregnancies by using reasonable and youth-friendly measures.
  • Educate people to remove gender stereotypes from society.
  • Educate them about pregnancy-related illnesses to raise public awareness about the dangers of early childbirth.
  • Demand for some effective laws and policies implementation in order to protect girl child rights.
  • Make sure about access to equal primary education for both girls and boys.
  • Make sure easy access to reproductive health services everywhere as part of the basic primary health for each couple.


World Population Day is celebrated on an international level by organizing a variety of activities and events to draw the attention of mass people to work together on the issues of a growing population.

Some of the activities include seminar discussions, educational competitions, educational information sessions, essay writing competitions, public contests on various topics, poster distribution, songs, sports activity, speeches, poems, artwork, slogans, themes and messages distribution, workshops, lectures, debates, round table discussions, news distribution through press conferences, TV channels and news channels, relay of population-related programmes on radio and television and so many.

Various health organizations and population divisions work together to solve population issues by organizing conferences, research works, meetings, project analysis and etc.



1. The World Population Day Theme of 2018 is “Family Planning is a Human Right”.

2. The World Population Day Theme of 2017 was “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations”.

3. The World Population Day Theme of 2016 was “Investing in teenage girls”.

4. The World Population Day Theme of 2015 was “Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”.

5. The World Population Day Theme of 2014 was “A time to reflect on population trends and related issues” and “Investing in Young People”.

6. The World Population Day Theme of 2013 was “Focus is on Adolescent Pregnancy”.

7. The Theme of 2012 was “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services”.

8. The Theme of 2011 was “7 Billion Actions”.

9. The Theme of 2010 was “Be Counted: Say What You Need”.

10. The Theme of 2009 was “Fight Poverty: Educate Girls”.

11. The Theme of 2008 was “Plan Your Family, Plan Your Future”.

12. The Theme of 2007 was “Men at Work”.

13. The Theme of 2006 was “Being Young is Tough”.

14. The Theme of 2005 was “Equality Empowers”.

15. The Theme of 2004 was “ICPD at 10”.

16. The Theme of 2003 was “1,000,000,000 adolescents”.

17. The Theme of 2002 was “Poverty, Population and Development”.

18. The Theme of 2001 was “Population, Environment and Development”.

19. The Theme of 2000 was “Saving Women’s Lives”.

20. The Theme of 1999 was “Start the Count-up to the Day of Six Billion”.

21. The Theme of 1998 was “Approaching the Six Billion”.

22. The Theme of 1997 was “Adolescent Reproductive Health Care”.

23. The Theme of 1996 was “Reproductive Health and AIDS”.


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