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On July 11, 1989, the world first recognized World Population Day. The day was established by the United Nations Population Fund, whose mission is to deliver a world “where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.”
 
World Population Day calls attention to the social and political issues surrounding skyrocketing population growth—stress on water and food resources; access to health care; and sustainable economic development
 
As of 2018, the world’s population is about 7.6 billion, with a new birth every 8 seconds. (Keep track here!) The world’s most populous countries are China (with 1.4 billion people) and India (with 1.2 billion).
access
Noun

ability to use.

developing world
Noun

nations with low per-capita income, little infrastructure, and a small middle class.

economic development
Noun

rise in the standard of living of a community, including jobs, health care, and educational opportunities for residents.

establish
Verb

to form or officially organize.

health care
Noun

system for addressing the physical health of a population.

political
Adjective

having to do with public policy, government, administration, or elected office.

potential
Noun

possibility.

pregnancy
Noun

physical state of a female from conception until birth.

resource
Noun

available supply of materials, goods, or services. Resources can be natural or human.

skyrocket
Verb

to increase rapidly.

stress
Verb

to strain or put pressure on.

sustainable
Adjective

able to be continued at the same rate for a long period of time.

United Nations
Noun

international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.

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