The world population has reached 8 billion people, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The world's population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950, falling below 1% in 2020. According to the latest United Nations projections, the world's population could reach around 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050. It is expected to peak at around 10.4 billion people during the 2080s and stay at that level until 2100.
More than half of the projected increase in world population through 2050 will be concentrated in eight countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.