According to the UN, the world's urban population will increase by about 60 percent by 2050, from 4 million people in 2015 to 6.3 million in 2050. In other words, by 2050, the UN expects that two out of three people in the world will live in an urban area. In contrast, during the early part of the twentieth century the majority of the world's population lived in rural areas. Some countries will remain rural population dominant, particularly in Africa. However, the UN expects that Africa will experience the fastest increase in urbanization, from 40 percent of the total population in 2015 to 56 percent in 2050.
The UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs Population Division has issued biennial estimates and projections of urban and rural populations by country and major urban agglomerations since 1988. The World Urbanization Prospects reports are used widely by international organizations, research centers, and the media. The UN 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects web site provides the main findings of the 2015 Revision, which are consistent with its total population projections, by country, as published in the 2014 Revision.
Source: World Urbanization Prospects
The Forum will discuss ways in which young people can and are helping to manage the shift from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will also address ways to ensure that the needs and priorities of all youth are at the centre of the future development agenda and its implementation. Event Holder: United Nations Date: 30-31 January 2018
The world population was 7.349 billion as of 1 July 2015, according to estimates from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This estimate is based on the de-facto definition of population counting all residents of countries regardless of their legal status or citizenship. The global population has almost tripled during the last 65 years, but because of the declining population growth rate since 1970 it will take more than 200 years for the population to triple again. By 2100, the global population is expected to be only half as much as it is now. The world’s population is currently made up by the residents of 196...