Nat’l Population Day

Nat’l Population Day  Nat’l Population Day

May 20 was registered as the National Population Day in Iran’s official calendar. A proposal to this effect was made by the State Organization for Registration of Deeds and Properties and approved by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, reports Mehr News Agency. The date (May 20, 2014), commemorates the Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s instructions to the relevant government organizations to implement a 14-article population policy, in response to the changing age structure as well as the decline in birth rates in Iran so as to boost population growth, increase fertility rates, reduce termination of pregnancies, and promote mother and childcare.