Three Decades of Celebrating World Population Day

Today we celebrate World Population Day. Find out what does it mean, why is it important to our planet and how we honor it at Mondly.

Three Decades of Celebrating World Population Day

Thirty years ago, on the 11th of July 1989, the then-governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day aimed to raise awareness on various population issues such as gender equality, poverty, maternal health, human rights as well as the importance of family planning.

World Population Day is an outgrowth of the interest generated by 1987 Five Billion Day event which took place on the same day – the 11th of July – and marked the moment when the world’s population reached five billion people.

Today, 30 years later, there are 7.7 billion people in the world and World Population Day is as topical as ever. And we, as responsible citizens of the world, should never forget that we are all part of the same world where communication and kindness are the key values to a great future for the entire planet.

As the United Nations declared,

this year’s World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (…) where 179 governments recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for achieving sustainable development.

Breaking down language barriers in an ever-growing world

To celebrate understanding in an ever-growing world, we at Mondly, focus on breaking down language barriers between people and cultures from all over the world. Thus, Mondly is now available in 33 languages for people from 190 countries on five continents.

Globalization is more than unity. It’s unity going hand in hand with diversity. It’s one’s right to learn any language from their native tongue. That is why, our team worked relentlessly since the beginning to make Mondly accessible not just to anglophones, but to people speaking 33 different native languages. We wanted to give everyone a chance to learn a new language – regardless of their socioeconomic status. This is why we offer free Daily Lessons for learners all around the world every single day. Over the last 5 years, since our first launch with Mondly, we created over 1500 free Daily Lessons for millions everywhere. Because education is, indisputably, the foundation of our society.

Learn the most spoken languages in the world with Mondly

Mondly gives you the unique opportunity to learn 33 different languages ranging from the most spoken languages in the world like Chinese, Spanish, English, Arabic, Hindi, Bengali, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Korean, French and German to languages with fewer courses available and fewer speakers (like Finnish, Hungarian, Croatian, and Czech) – all from your native language.

As Federico Fellini, one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, said: a different language is a different vision of life. If you too are ready to discover multiple visions of life in an ever-growing world, start today, on World Population Day. Make friends all around the world, learn their languages and help them thrive.

Choose the language you want to learn and start breaking communication barriers with Mondly, one language at a time.

Diana Lăpușneanu

Movie geek turned content writer, Diana is passionate about storytelling, mythology and art history. She is currently expl ... more about Diana.

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