Yemen celebrates World Population Day [Archives:2004/754/Local News]

July 12 2004

The Republic of Yemen, along with the other countries of the world, celebrated on Sunday, July 11 the annual World Population Day.
The celebration this year comes amid the evaluation of the Yemeni experiment in the field of population issues and related activities for more than one decade. Efforts aimed to create a balance between available resources and population demands in order to achieve sustainable development in the light of the population explosion and population problems in Yemen.
The evaluation aims to determine the extent and effects of these problems for the progress of development in Yemen and how to ease the negative impact of the population explosion. Population issues in Yemen are very complex and broad and the challenges gain a new aspect every day.