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Definition: This entry gives an estimate from the US Bureau of the Census based on statistics from population censuses, vital statistics registration systems, or sample surveys pertaining to the recent past and on assumptions about future trends. The total population presents one overall measure of the potential impact of the country on the world and within its region. Note: Starting with the 1993 Factbook, demographic estimates for some countries (mostly African) have explicitly taken into account the effects of the growing impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These countries are currently: The Bahamas, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Population map
Population Growth Extremes: Doublers and Decliners
human-wrongs-watch.net - 9/24/2016 12:13:03 PM
NEW YORK, 23 September 2016 (IPS) – While the world’s population of 7.4 billion is growing at 1.1 percent per year – about half the peak level of the late 1960s – enormous differences in demographic growth among countries are increasingly evident ...
Women’s Reproductive Rights – an International Perspective on Population Control (Part 1)
jjlinternational.com - 9/24/2016 11:37:16 AM
As the vessels through which children are born, many would say that women are inherently the enemy of any policy looking to reduce world population. Disregarding the efforts of other countries, the United States alone has funded population control efforts ...
The resilience of rhinos: Photos capture the world's real-life unicorns
Mashable - 9/22/2016 11:03:50 AM
According to a recent special investigation by National Geographic in South Africa, where 70% of the total rhino population ... The World Wildlife Fund has been working to save endangered animals in more than 100 countries for 50 years.
Poor food 'risks health of half the world'
BBC - 9/25/2016 1:34:47 AM
"One or two African countries have had big successes with agriculture ... a dramatically worsening situation over the next 20 years as the population increases - leaving half the world malnourished. There will be another two billion mouths to feed in ...
PHOTOS: Dreamlike Pictures Of The Water The World Needs
NPR News - 9/24/2016 11:01:28 AM
Abdulaziz has photographed in nine countries, seeking to document the global water woes: According to the World Health Organization, nearly 2 billion people "use a drinking water source contaminated with feces" and by 2025, half of the world's population ...
World Should Support India Generously For Development: Report
NDTV - 9/23/2016 3:03:03 AM
Singapore: India should be given a "generous support package" to pursue its ambitious developmental projects as it has done less harm to the climate than most of the countries despite having 18 per cent share of the world's population, according to an ...
Breakaway African countries demand resumption of Ivory trade
SBS - 9/25/2016 4:05:06 AM
SBS World News Radio: A survey into Africa's elephant population has revealed one in three of the continent's largest elephants have been wiped out in seven years. But four countries -- Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Namibia -- castigated Western-based ...
33 giant Chinese infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world
The Business Insider - 9/21/2016 2:18:18 PM
Over the next 10 years, the country plans to move 250 million people — the equivalent of Indonesia's entire population — into the ... to the largest wind power base in the world, to enormous airports, to new cities in the desert, China is showing ...
Why the world is slowing down
City Wire - 9/22/2016 7:10:36 PM
However, more recently not only has overall population growth slowed but it has been strongest in less stable countries ‘so the tailwind ... This means the world is relying on developing economies to fuel growth and in the past two decades China ...
Least developed countries will miss 2021 targets without world support – deputy UN chief
UN News Centre - 9/24/2016 5:49:29 PM
24 September 2016 – Unless progress speeds up considerably with full support from the international community, the world's least developed countries (LDCs ... million people (about 12 per cent of world population) but for less than 2 per cent of world ...
Vietnam seeks to up retiring age as population pressures pensions
Today - 9/22/2016 5:51:52 PM
About 70 percent of the 90 million population is of working age, according to the World Bank, which says Vietnam is aging at one of the world's fastest rates and at a much lower income level than other countries showing the same trend. Of concern to the ...
Powering countries, empowering people
wattsupwiththat.com - 9/23/2016 1:40:08 PM
In sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people – almost twice the population of the United ... As quickly as rich-country charities hold plant-a-tree fund raisers, people around the world cut trees for essential cooking and heating.
World will lack 18 million health workers by 2030 without adequate investment, warns UN
BMJ - 9/22/2016 12:51:13 PM
It said that these health workers will be needed mainly in low and lower middle income countries to meet population needs ... Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, said, “For too long countries have seen health workers ...
World Heart Federation Urges Governments to Act Now on Cardiovascular Health
Yahoo Finance - 9/22/2016 4:04:29 PM
The call to policymakers and governments has been made today at World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Hearts Initiative meeting. The Initiative will help governments to implement both population ... in reducing CVD rates. Countries that measure these ...
Hillary: The Third World Has a “Right” to Move to the United States
POWERLINE - 9/23/2016 8:06:41 PM
The ability to control who enters a country is a fundamental attribute of sovereignty ... estimate–is Hillary prepared to accommodate? We already have the world’s third-largest population, trailing only China and India. The volume of immigration ...