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World Reaches 8 Billion People on November 15

Posted: 11/15/2022 (CSDE Research)

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) notes that today marks the “Day of 8 Billion”. On 15 November 2022, the world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion people, a milestone in human development. This unprecedented growth is due to the gradual increase in human lifespan owing to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine. It is also the result of high and persistent levels of fertility in some countries.  While it took the global population 12 years to grow from 7 to 8 billion, it will take approximately 15 years—until 2037— for it to reach 9 billion, a sign that the overall growth rate of the global population is slowing.  Visit the United Nations website for this event:  A press briefing to mark The Day of 8 Billion People will be held on Tuesday, 15 November 2022 at 17:30 UTC (12:30 pm EST), featuring the following speakers:

  • Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Ib Petersen, Deputy Executive Director for Management, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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