All you need to know about WORLD POPULATION DAY 2019
-The World could be home to nearly 9.7 billion people by 2050
– India is expected to add nearly 273 million people between 2019 & 2050
– Drinking water and access to healthcare pose a major problem due to burgeoning population in India
– 16% of the World population will be above 65 years of age by 2050
– UN projections have said that around 40% of world population live in intermediate fertility countries.
– The population in China is said to reduce by 31.4 million, between 2019 & 2050
– The Global Fertility Rate is expected to decline from 3.2 births per woman in 1990 to 2.5 in 2019
– The number people aged 80 would be around 426 million, compared to 143 million now.
The World Population Day is celebrated to spread awareness on issues such as overpopulation, under-population & birth control. It is an initiative of the UN which was first started in 1989. It was first started by the Governing Council of United Nations to check the burgeoning population toll.
The theme for World Population Day 2018 was “Family Planning is a Human Right”.
This year’s World Population Day does not have a particular theme but calls or global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population & Development.
India could go past China as the world’s most populous country by 2017.Other countries closely following India include Nigeria, Pakistan, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Egypt and the US.
India is expected to add nearly 273 million people between 2019 and 2050.
Source: ‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights’, published by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs