World Population Surpasses 8 Billion People, India To Overtake China Next Year

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At a glance

  • “This is an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at advancements in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a press release.
  • “At the same time, it is a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for our planet and a moment to reflect on where we still fall short of our commitments to one another.”
  • More than half of global population growth over the next three decades is slated to occur in eight countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the United Nations.

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