People s exercise on International Yoga Day, June 21, 2022, in Ahmedabad, India. By 2023, India is expected to overtake China as the world's most populous country.
The world's population is expected to reach 8 billion by November 15, according to a projection from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs released on Monday, which also predicts that India will overtake China in 2023 as the most populous country in the world.
As we anticipate the birth of Earth's eight billionth inhabitant, it's a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for our planet and a time to reflect on where we still fall short of our commitments to one another. the others, notes in a press release the Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, without citing concrete cases.
It is also a time to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at the advances in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates, a said the head of the UN.
According to the UN department author of the forecast, the world population is currently growing at its slowest rate since 1950. The world population could reach about 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, peaking at about 10.4 billion people in the 2080s before remaining at that level until 2100.
While a sharp drop in fertility has been observed in several so-called developed countries, the increase in population expected in the coming decades will be concentrated for more than half in eight countries, according to the department UN. These are the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.