04 November 2011

UN highlights food allocation difficulties
Austrian Independedent - Austria

The United Nations (UN) said that the seventh million human was born last Monday. The head of the organisation’s population division, Gerhard Heilig, said his department expected the world population to decline after it reached 10 billion in 2100. "Such a development will only happen if the birth rate shrinks dramatically in Africa and Asia," he told profil. Heilig added that there would be 27 billion people in the world in 2100 if fertility rates kept developing in unchanged manner. ,…(2 November 2011)

[Note: Mr. Heilig is the chief of the Population Estimates and Projections Section of the Population Division, not the head of the Population Division as indicated in the above article.]

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