TE24 International Desk:
The world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion by November 15, and the United Nations predicts in a report on Monday that India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country in 2023.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that this milestone for the entire population “reflects our common responsibility to take care of our planet and where we have not yet fulfilled each other’s promises. It’s a reminder, “he said without giving details.
“This is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, extend lifespan, and marvel at advances in healthcare that have significantly reduced maternal and child mortality,” he added. rice field.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts that the world’s population is growing at the slowest pace since 1950.
It is projected to reach 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, peak at around 10.4 billion in the 2800s, and stabilize at this level by 2100. In the report.
Birth rates have declined net in some developing countries, but more than half of the world’s population growth expected over the next few decades will be concentrated in eight countries, the report said.