What's happening in the world next week

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-07-06 06:40

World Population Day will fall on July 11; the Qatar emir will visit White House; Bastille Day celebrations will be held in France; and the EU-Ukraine summit will be held in Kiev.

These are the international events under the spotlight for the week starting July 8.

July 11: World Population Day

From top to left: Isaac, Jac and Jorj. A young mother has beaten odds of 25,000 to one and given birth to rare non-identical triplets – while taking the pill. [Photo/IC]

World Population day is an annual event observed on July 11 that seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.

The Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme established the event in 1989. It was inspired by public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, the approximate date on which the world's population reached five billion people.

World Population Day aims to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

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