The United Nations reported on Monday that the world population is expected to reach eight billion people by mid-November 2022, with India anticipated to overtake China as the most populated country by that time.
According to the World Population Prospects 2022 report from the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the world’s population is expected to exceed eight billion on November 15, 2022.
This year’s World Population Day (July 11) falls during a milestone year, when we anticipate the birth of the Earth’s eight billionth inhabitant. This is an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognise our common humanity, and marvel at advancements in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said.
Until 2050, just eight countries—the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Tanzania—will account for more than half of the anticipated rise in world population.
“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,” he added.
In 2020, the world’s population decreased by less than 1%, the slowest rate of growth since 1950.
Through the end of the century, it is anticipated that population growth in Oceania, Northern Africa, Western Asia, and Australia and New Zealand will be slower but nonetheless healthy.
Before 2100, populations in Eastern and South Eastern Asia, Central and Southern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Northern America are likely to peak and begin to fall.