04 May '11, 1am

The world's population is expected to grow from 6.9 billion now, to 9.3b by 2050, and 10.1b in 2100: UN experts

People throng the Nanjing Road shopping district in Shanghai. The world's population is expected to grow from 6.9 billion currently to 10.1 billion in 2100, UN experts said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS UNITED NATIONS - THE number of the world's people is expected to grow from nearly 6.9 billion currently to 9.3 billion by 2050 and 10.1 billion by 2100, UN population experts said on Tuesday. The projections are used by the United Nations and its many agencies to devise and fund programs for problems ranging from climate change to maternal mortality. The UN said in a report on world trends released on Tuesday that global population is expected to officially hit 6.9 billion on July 1 and 7 billion on Oct 31. Most of the increase is expected from the world's 'high-fertility countries,' especially in sub-Saharan Africa. UN Population Division Director Hania Zlotnik said the projections d...

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