The world population prospects 2022 report has revealed that the World population is set to reach 8 billion by November 2022 which make it 140 people born per minute.
As per the report, in 2023 India will be the world’s most populous state surpassing China.
The report also stated that the world population is expected to peak in the 2080s at about 10.4 billion people despite declining growth rates.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that the eighth billionth person on Earth is expected to be born this year making this year’s World Population Day a historic occasion. This is a time to celebrate our differences, acknowledge our shared humanity, and be in awe of health achievements that have substantially decreased maternal and child mortality rates and prolonged lifespans.
He went on to say that it also serves as a reminder of our shared responsibility to protect the environment.
The report also states that at this rate of the growing world population will be 8.5 by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050.
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, and the United Republic of Tanzania are expected to be most affected by population.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin stated that the relationship between population growth and sustainable development is complex and multidimensional.