World population to hit eight billion by Nov - UN

Toronto, Canada - August 16, 2014: United Nations flag. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, economic development, international security, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace.
Toronto, Canada - August 16, 2014: United Nations flag. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, economic development, international security, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace.

A report released by the United Nations on Monday has predicted that the world’s population will rise to eight billion on November 15, 2022.

The UN report was released in New York, the United States, to mark the 2022 World Population Day.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that WPD was established by the Governing Council of the UN Development Programme in 1989.

It is an annual event observed on July 11 to raise awareness of global population issues.

The 2022 WPD has “A World of 8 billion: Towards a Resilient Future for All –Harnessing Opportunities and Ensuring Rights and Choices for All” as its theme for 2022.

In a statement issued by the Media Associate of the UN Population Fund in Nigeria, Hajiya Kori Habib to NAN in Abuja on Monday, the world body stated that the world population figure is a milestone for humanity.

It also projected that India will be the world’s most populous country in 2023, surpassing China.

It added that a growing number of countries face population ageing, while others have youthful and growing populations, as more people are on the move, either by choice or driven by crises ranging from conflict to climate change.

It stated that “understanding these shifts is critical to harnessing opportunities and mitigating potential downsides.

“Roughly two-thirds of the world’s population now live in a country or area with below-replacement fertility, or fewer than 2.1 births per woman. Fertility rates are at a historic low.”

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