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This year's World Population Day calls for reproductive health and rights

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A day for population
World Population Day celebrated every year on July 11 to raise awareness about the exploding world population.

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.
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Landmark conference
In 1994, International Conference on Population and Development was held at Cairo where a Programme of Action was adopted by 179 governments and called for women's reproductive health and rights to take centre stage in global and national development efforts.
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