World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights

World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights

The following key findings are based on the World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights, which presents the latest round of global population estimates and projections by the United Nations.

Key findings

The world's population continues to increase, but growth rates vary greatly across regions.

Nine countries will make up more than half of the projected population between now and 2050.

Rapid population growth presents challenges for sustainable development.

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