This year’s theme for World Population Day is Investing in Young People. The world population was 7 billion in 2011 and it had numerous implications for development. With the world population being at 7 billion it became a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services, and youth empowerment. This was the start of World Population Day.
Today there are 1.8 billion young persons that are building the world’s future by shaping the social and economic aspects of today. There are many young people that struggle with poverty, inequality, and human rights violations. This prevents them from reaching their potential.
On World Population Day 2014, they are asking for investments in support of the largest-ever generation of youth.