World Population Day was established by the then-governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. The theme of WPD 2018 is ‘Family Planning is a Human Right’. This day seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, globally affirmed to be a human right.
Source- The United Nations
Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
- Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- The UN Headquarters in New York, United States.