UNFPA Calls for Increased HIV/AIDS Prevention, Family Planning in Light of World Population Projection for 2050
February 25, 2005
The United Nations Population Fund has called for an increased focus on family planning programs and HIV/AIDS prevention in developing nations in light of a U.N. Population Division report released Thursday projecting that the world's population will increase by 40% by 2050, the AP/Albany Times Union reports (Lederer, AP/Albany Times Union, 2/25). The world population in 2050 is expected to be 9.1 billion, compared with 6.5 billion currently, according to the report. Although the population of developed countries is expected to remain "almost static" at 1.2 billion between now and 2050, the report estimates that the populations of the world's 50 most resource-poor countries will more than double by 2050, according to BBC News.
Decline in Population Growth Rate
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