World Population Day 2020

11 Jul

World Population Day 2020

World Population Day is celebrated by the United Nations and its member states to ensure that global leaders, the public and influential groups across the world recognise the importance and need to direct attention to population issues (UN). The day itself originated in 1989 and was founded by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UN). The United Nations wishes to gain and ensure global recognition for population issues, issues that affect the majority of the global population.

World Population Day aims to promote public education, mobilise political focus, funds and supplies to aid the United Nations and its member states in its work towards eradicating issues that every population across the globe face (UN). The observance of this day, aligns with many of the Sustainable Development Goals that were agreed upon by all member states in 2015, to be met by 2030 (UN). A new focus on collaboration across the globe ensures that the importance World Population Day is recognised. Furthermore, the goals of no poverty, zero hunger, clean water and sanitation and others, emphasises the significance of this day for maintaining concern for populations across the world (UN).

DROP4DROP recognises the importance of World Population Day and its attempts to alleviate many of the problems that the global population collectively experience. It is evident that the water and sanitation crisis is a global issue, largely due to how 443 million school days are lost each year due to water related illnesses, 663 million people in the world do not have access to safe water and 1.5 million children die every year due to water related diseases. Therefore, a problem being faced by populations across the globe. Clean water and sanitation programs have the capability to truly improve the livelihoods of many across the globe. The introduction of clean water sources, saves hours of time that had been spent on collecting (often dirty and unsafe water) can allow women to spend more time in the community and children in education. Therefore promoting a brighter future and happier world.

If you would like to support the implementation of safe water sources and sanitation, head to https://drop4drop.org/donate-pound/ to donate either £3 to give one person access to clean drinking water, £15 for a whole family or £2,500 to a whole community and. Keep up-to-date through @drop4drop on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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