The United Nations report stated that the world population will increase to 9.7 billion in 2050. The current population of the world is 7.7 billion and in 2050 it will reach 9.7 billion. Then in 2100, the world population will reach 11 billion.
As per the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division, the world population will reach its peak by the end of the century, touching 11 billion.
The Population Division Director John Wilmoth did caution that as 2100 is decades away, this result “is not certain, and in the end, the peak could come earlier or later, at a lower or higher level of the total population.”
It is indicated that 9 countries will be responsible for over half the projected population growth from 2019 to 2050. These countries are India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt, and the United States. The population is projected to double by 2050 in sub-Saharan Africa
Undersecretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Lu Zhenmin said, “Many of the fastest growing populations are in the poorest countries, where population growth brings additional challenges in the effort to eradicate poverty.”
In the report, it was confirmed that the world population is growing older because of the increasing life expectancy and decreasing fertility levels.