World Population Day 2019

Today is World Population Day, a day celebrated to raise awareness about population issues. According to the United Nations the current world population of seven point six billion is expected to reach eight point six billion in 2030 and nine point eight billion in 2050. World Population Day is also used to educate youth to avoid unwanted pregnancies. World Population Day was established by the governing council of the United Nations Development Program on July 11, 1989.

Justine Coulson is the Deputy Regional Director at the United Nations Population Fund East and Southern Africa

Jacques van Zuydam is the head of the National Population and Development Unit at the Department of Social Development in
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