1)World Census Day is devoted to raise awareness
of population issues. This year’s theme is -”Everyone counts.”
Analysis of census data can provide the links between population
phenomena and human rights, gender equality, reproductive
health and maternal mortality. The world population is the
total number of living humans on the planet Earth, currently
estimated to be 6.93 billion by the United States Census Bureau.
On this day, on 1987, the world’s population exceeded 5 billion.
World Population Day was an outgrowth of the interest generated
by the ”Day of Five Billion.” which was observed on 11 July, 1987.
”World Population Day” was established by the Governing Council
of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.
2)International Day of Action Against Stoning. Capital
punishment by stoning, is an act of sheer barbarism
and hideous crime against humanity. This horrifying
practice is still carried out today, by an arbitrary
system of justice. The International Committee Against
Stoning proposed this day at the International Conference
Against Stoning, held in Naples, Italy on September 26, 2003
and was endorsed by the Conference. July 11 is the day on which
people around the world re-affirm their rejection of stoning.
Human rights activists demand Sakineh’s (an Iranian woman in prison)
release and an end to stoning.
3)Terror attacks at Bombay (2006); 8 blasts hit 7 Mumbai local trains
at rush hours; 207 killed and over 800 injured. The event is known as
4)Death anniversary of Michael Ellis DeBakey (2008), heart surgery
pioneer, inspirational teacher, accomplished administrator and
highly respected medical statesman. He was an adviser to every
American President and numerous other heads of state. He campaigned
for the U.S.national library of medicine, the world’s largest repository of
medical archives. He was born on September 7, 1908.
5)Death anniversary of Sir Laurence Olivier (1989), hailed as the greatest
English-speaking stage and cine actor of of his time. He was born on
May 22, 1907, in Dorking, Surrey England.
6)Naadam festival is the National day celebrated in Mongolia
from July 11 to July 13.The festival celebrates the country’s
heritage and independence after 7 decades under Soviet
communism. The word Naadam means ”manly sports”
such as horse racing, archery and wrestling (though females
participated in the first two).The festival commemorates the
anniversary of the 1921 Mongolian Revolution. The country
has one of the oldest cultures in Central Asia.Mongolia is truly
one of the world’s last undiscovered travel destination and a
safe country to travel.