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World Population day marked.

ISLAMABAD -- World Population Day marked here on July 11 (Tuesday) across the globe including Pakistan with an aim to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

The day celebrated worldwide by business groups, community organizations and individuals in many ways. Activities include seminar discussions, educational information sessions and essay competitions.

The United Nations' (UN) World Population Day annually observed on July 11 to reaffirm the human right to plan for a family. It encourages activities,events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world.

The UN authorized event as a vehicle to build an awareness of population issues and the impact they have on development and the environment.

Since then, with the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) encouragement, governments, non-governmental organizations, institutions and individuals organized various educational activities to celebrate the annual event.

The UN logo is often associated with marketing and promotional material for this event. It features a projection of a world map (less Antarctica) centered on the North Pole, enclosed by olive branches.

The olive branches symbolize peace and the world map represents all the people of the world. It has been featured in colors such as blue against ayellow background.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jul 12, 2017
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