On World Population Day, Focus Turns To Improving Lives Of Teenage Girls

Deutsche Welle: World Population Day: investing in women
“The world’s population grows by roughly 2.6 people per second. In 15 years, the number of people on earth will have increased from 7.3 billion to 8.5 billion, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). … Better living conditions for women and girls could change this trend, which is why ‘Investing in teenage girls’ is the motto of this year’s World Population Day…” (Cwienk, 7/11).

Devex: How to improve the futures of teenage girls
“In 1987, the United Nations Development Program governing council designated July 11 as World Population Day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. … This year’s World Population Day theme is ‘Investing in teenage girls,’ so Devex spoke with actors across the global development space about what they’re doing to improve the futures of this particular population…” (Espinosa, 7/11).

U.N. News Centre: Stand up for and invest in teenage girls, U.N. says on World Population Day
“…Despite significant gains made in reducing poverty and improving opportunity and well-being for many people around the world, hundreds of millions remain desperate for a chance of a better future, said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Monday] in his message on [World Population Day], celebrated annually on 11 July…” (7/11).