Monday 19 November 2018 ,
Latest News
  • Provide proper treatment to Khaleda: HC
  • Khaleda files appeal against her conviction in Charitable Trust case
  • EC gets police report on Nayapaltan violence
  • 669 killed, 39 maimed in 14 months: UN
  • Tarique again joins nomination board through videoconferencing
  • Petition seeks stay on HC verdict against Khaleda in Zia Orphanage case
  • BNP slams law enforcers for their ‘arrest spree’
  • DSCC conducts drive to remove election campaign materials
11 July, 2018 12:04:31 PM

Print

World Population Day being observed

Independent Online Desk
World Population Day being observed

The World Population Day is being celebrated worldwide including Bangladesh on Wednesday to spread awareness and discuss issues related to population growth.

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that July 11 be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

The theme of World Population Day 2018 is “Family planning is a human right”, marking 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.

The conference’s outcome document, known as the Teheran Proclamation, stated unequivocally: “Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.”

Different organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day across the country.

The main event of the day was held at the Osmani Memorial Hall in Dhaka at 10:30 am, where Parliament Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was present as the chief guest.

A colourful procession was also brought out in the capital, marking the day.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.

In his message, the President urged all concerned to come forward to ensure the standard health services to mother and child to build a healthy nation.

The Prime Minister, in her message, urged all concerned to ensure the best use of all establishments set up at grassroots level to provide family planning, mother and child healthcare and reproductive health services in order to build a healthy nation.UNB.

HM

.

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
Deadline for removal of elements of campaigning and electioneering expired yester night with such elements still on. Does it violate poll code of conduct?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 73.9%
No 4.3%
No Comment 21.7%
Video
More Metro Stories

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting