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GLOBAL: World Population Day to Be Celebrated On 11 July

GABON: Gaboneco reported on 30 June on the upcoming celebration of World Population Day on 11 July. This year, WPD will focus on the role and importance of data for development. The theme, "Because Every Counts" is also the slogan of UNFPA and will be at the center of discussions this year as the world prepare for the review of progress towards the MDGs, only 5 years before the 2015 deadline. The article also notes that, in March 2010, UNFPA launched an award for the best journalistic productions in the area of population and development. Read in French: Gabon Eco

PAKISTAN: The News International reported on 3 July that World Population Day would be commemorated on July 11 with the theme "Everyone Counts" with special focus on women and children. The theme highlights the importance of data for development. The focus is on the 2010 round of population and housing censuses, data analysis for development and UNFPA's lead role in population and development. Read: The News International

VIET NAM: Multiple media outlets reported on 2-5 July that at the press conference to commemorate the World Population Day organized on 2 July in Ha Noi, the Ministry of Health (MOH)  and the UN in Viet Nam emphasized the importance of available, reliable and timely data in guiding evidence-based policy formulation and implementation. “The global population will reach 7 billion next year. This will place tremendous pressure on demand for food, housing, water and sanitation. Therefore, governments need to be able to gather information, and track, disseminate and analyse population trends in order to create and manage sound policies and generate the political will to address current and future needs,” stressed UNFPA Deputy Representative Urmila Singh. On the occasion of the World Population Day 2010, the MOH and the UN in Viet Nam called on the Vietnamese Government and the country’s decision makers to effectively utilize the data collected from the Census 2009 in order to make the most efficient investments that meet the needs and circumstances of the population and help to lift people out of poverty. Read in English: Nhandan, Communist Party Online, Vietnam News; Read in Vietnamese:  Tap chi Cong San, Nhan Dan, Vn Express, Vietnam Plus, Cong An Nhan Dan, Suc khoe va Doi song, VGP, Bao Cong Thuong, Dan Tri, An Ninh Thu Do, Phap Luat va Xa Hoi, HCMC Law, Gia dinh va Xa hoi, Bien Phong, Ha Noi Moi, Thanh Tra, MOLISA and watch in Vietnamese: Health and Communication

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