World Population Day is wake up call, says iGP


Press Statement on the World Population Day

Issued at iGP NHO at Greendham Anandi-Chait, Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand on 11 July 2023.


The India Greens Party (iGP) today said the World Population Day is a wake-up call to governments, elected representatives, policymakers and development institutions.

The world leaders, in particular leaders of India and China, need to understand why the world population grew so much only in the last 200 years; though, it took hundreds of thousands of years for the world population to grow to one billion.

It is sad that India overtook China in April 2023 as the world’s most populous country. According to UN population estimates, this is the most significant shift in global demographics since records began. According to the UN’s projections, which are calculated through a variety of factors including census data and birth and death rates, India now has a population of 1,425,775,850, surpassing China for the first time. It is also the first time since 1950, when the UN first began keeping global population records, that China has been knocked off the top spot.

The party said women must be empowered educationally, economically and politically to exercise choice over their bodies and fertility, the rates of which can only be balanced if the reproductive health rights of all women were reprioritised.

All the humans, and women in particular, have the inherent right to choose what they want to do with their body, the party stated.

“Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality, Uplifting the Voices of Women and Girls to Unlock Our World’s Infinite Possibilities’’ is the theme for the World Population Day-2023.

“Women must be empowered educationally, economically and politically to exercise choice over their bodies and fertility. It is sad that despite constitutional guarantees of gender equality in many countries, women enjoy just 75% of the legal rights of men, globally.

The World Population Day is observed on 11 July every year. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1989. The Day aims at increasing people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health, and human rights.

Issued by the iGP Chief Spokesperson Suresh Nautiyal.


(India Greens Party is registered with the Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Registration Number: 56/476/2018-19/PPS-I, effective from 18/07/2019.)

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