By AR Reporters
The world’s population is projected to hit eight billion on November 15, 2022, according to the United Nations.
The UN stated this in its release to mark the 2022 World Population Day (WPD). The theme of the day is ‘A World of 8 billion: Towards a Resilient Future for All – Harnessing Opportunities and Ensuring Rights and Choices for All’.
According to Hajiya Kori Habib, the media associate of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Nigeria, it is projected that India will be the world’s most populous country in 2023, surpassing China.
She said many countries face population ageing, while others have youthful and growing populations, as more people are on the move, either by choice or driven by crises ranging from conflict to climate change.
According to the statement, “Roughly two-thirds of the world’s population now live in a country or area with below-replacement fertility, or fewer than 2.1 births per woman. Fertility rates are at a historic low.”