The theme for World Population Day on July 11, 2014
is 'Investing in Young People.'
The exponential growth of population over the past
few years has been extremely alarming. A look at the population clock on the Worldometers
website reflects the scary
state we are in today in terms of population
growth. Countries like
China and India have left the third in line United States far behind. The Indian
ticks faster than the Chinese; this is a race that India is all
set to win, or sadly, to lose.
One question we all need to ask ourselves, do we
have the resources to support the growing population? We have only one planet
to ourselves, which is deteriorating every day. Do spend a moment on World Population Day,
July 11, 2014 to think about this.
Population Day, the United Nations Population Fund advises nations to invest in
young individuals, who amount to 1.8 billion of the 7 billion+ world
population. These young include individuals between the ages of 10 and 24
years. A large number of these youth are uneducated, a frightening number
unemployed. They are often victims of the environment in which they are born. Improving the
quality of life in these individuals will improve the socio-economic condition
of future generation.
Some of the aspects that can be invested into this
Quality education •
Employment opportunities •
Health care •
Promote healthy habits •
Social security coverage
Targeting these individuals and improving their
lives could ensure a better life of the future citizens of the world.