World Population Day

World Population DayJuly 11th is World Population Day.  This event initiated by the United Nations Development Programme was inspired by Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, when world population hit five billion people.  By 2007, it had risen to 6.7 billion (Wikipedia).

The theme this year is “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services.”

The UNFPA website describes the event:

…many activities and campaigns will call attention to the essential part that reproductive health plays in creating a just and equitable world. Help us generate greater commitment to the idea that everyone has a right to reproductive health.

The day seems like a perfect opportunity to contemplate the sustainable limits of our planet, and take action in favor of equal access to reproductive health care.

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