This holiday was established by the United Nations on July 11, 1989, the day two years ago in 1987 when the world population reached 5 billion. Currently, the world population is approaching 8 billion and according to analysts' forecasts it will reach this figure in November of this year.
This is both a source of pride and a reason to work responsibly on the socio-humanitarian challenges of population growth. At present, for the first time in human history, the average age of the population and the birth rate are drastically different around the world.
Under these circumstances, it is important to conduct timely censuses in every state in order to provide UN analysts with clearer and more reliable data that will help effectively address economic and social problems.
In Turkmenistan, the census is scheduled for December 17-27 this year.