It took hundreds of thousands of years for the world population to grow to one billion – then in just another 200 years or so, it grew sevenfold. In 2011, the number of people living on Earth reached the seven billion mark, at this moment according to the United Nations Population Fund it stands at almost 7.95 billion and it's expected to grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and the peak should be around 10.9 billion in 2100.
During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In the span of a one person lifetime as Sir David Attenborough pointed out in the documentary A Life on Our Planet from 2020, the world population nearly tripled. The recent past has seen enormous changes in fertility rates and life expectancy. In the early 1970s, women had on average 4.5 children each; by 2015, total fertility for the world had fallen to below 2.5 children per woman. But meanwhile, average global lifespan have risen dramatically from 64.6 years in the early 1990s to 72.6 years in 2019.
World Population Day aims to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. The 2022 edition of UNFPA’s flagship State of World Population report highlights the alarming figure that almost half of all pregnancies in the world are unintended and explores the health, human right, humanitarian and socio-economic linkages of unintended pregnancies.
A way out of overpopulation is to support projects and organizations that help young girls in poor regions attend school programmes and develop skills needed for higher educational careers leading them out of poverty and early marriages. Between years 2005 and 2020 global child marriage rate before reaching 18 years of age stood at staggering 26 percent.
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