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657. World Population Surpasses 8 Billion!

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Do you know what day is tomorrow, November 15, 2022? It is actually the day that the world's population is estimated to reach 8 billion. Knowing global population trends is essential to planning for sustainable development internationally, including efforts to build food systems that are resilient to climate change, preserve the environment and biodiversity that support current and future generations, and ensure that no one is left behind with a nutrient-rich food supply. 

In today's Pick Up, we have compiled a series of articles on world population to date. On each article you will find more information on world population.

333. July 11 is World Population Day

The world's population exceeded 5 billion on July 11, 1987, and the United Nations General Assembly adopted it as an international day in 1990.The world population in 2021 was 7.875 billion; it is projected to reach 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion by 2100. This article features a video simulation showing the top 15 countries in terms of population.

575. World Population Day - A look at Population Trends in Countries Around the World

The United Nations Population Fund reports that the world's population in 2022 will be 7.954 billion, an increase of 79 million from last year.To coincide with World Population Day on July 11, we have created a dashboard that shows the population trends of countries around the world. Check out the past and future population trends of countries around the world.

578. World Population Prospects 2022: Reaching 8 Billion

The United Nations has released its World Population Prospects 2022 report on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11. The report predicts that the world population will reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. Reaching 8 billion people is both a cause for celebration and a call to find solutions to the challenges humanity will face in the future.


World Population Chronology and Major Events

1804   1 Billion
    Napoleon Bonaparte became the Emperor of France.

1927   2 Billion
    Hamachi (yellowtail) is farmed for the first time in Japan. (Incidentally, the JIRCAS International Symposium 2022*, to be held on November 22 (Tue), will focus on the role of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture in sustainable food systems, on the occasion of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022).

1959   3 Billion
    Crown Prince Akihito married Michiko Shoda.

1974   4 Billion ←1974 is designated World Population Year
    The first United Nations Population Conference was held.

1986   5 Billion  (July 11) ←Origin of World Population Day
    The G7 Tokyo Summit was held.

1998   6 Billion(First reported to be achieved on October 12, 1999, but later corrected to 1998)
    Nagano Winter Olympics

2011   7 Billion  (October 31)
    Over 2 billion internet users and 5 billion cell phone subscribers worldwide.

2022  8 Billion  (November 15)


*JIRCAS International Symposium 2022: Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food System

Organizer :  Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)  
Supported by :  Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
Date :  November 22 (Tue), 2022, 13:00-16:15 (JST). Awarding ceremony for the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers will be held in the morning. 
Format :   Hybrid (Hitotsubashi Hall and Online)  Venue (Limited to 150 participants) : National Center of Sciences Building 2F, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439 (Access: https://www.hit-u.ac.jp/hall/accessen.html(link is external)
Registration https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/symposium/2022/e20221122_jircas/entry 
Deadline: November 18 (Fri) 16:00 (JST)


Contributor: KANAMORI Norihito (Information and Public Relations Office)



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