On July 11, 1989, the world first recognized World Population Day. The day was established by the United Nations Population Fund, whose mission is to deliver a world “where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.”World Population Day calls attention to the social and political issues surrounding skyrocketing population growth—stress on water and food resources; access to health care; and sustainable economic development.As of 2014, the world’s population is just over 7 billion, with a new birth every 8 seconds. The world’s most populous countries are China (with 1.4 billion people) and India (with 1.2 billion).
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry access Noun
ability to use.
developing world Noun
nations with low per-capita income, little infrastructure, and a small middle class.
economic development Noun
rise in the standard of living of a community, including jobs, health care, and educational opportunities for residents.
to form or officially organize.
health care Noun
system for addressing the physical health of a population.
having to do with public policy, government, administration, or elected office.
physical state of a female from conception until birth.
available supply of materials, goods, or services. Resources can be natural or human.
to increase rapidly.
to strain or put pressure on.
able to be continued at the same rate for a long period of time.
United Nations Noun
international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.