Population Pressures : Newsfile

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  • Rwanda population to double by 2020

    12 October 2001

    Rwanda's population - set to double to 16 million by 2020 at its current growth rate of 3.2 per cent per annum - will present a major challenge to the government, Finance and Economic Planning Minister Donald Kaberuka has said.

  • Vietnam's population plan

    30 July 2001

    Vietnam has announced plans to reduce its population growth rate to 1.1 per cent and mortality rate among newly-born babies to 2.5 per cent by 2010. At present Vietnam's population of 79 million is growing by 1.4 per cent a year.

  • India's census results mixed

    26 July 2001

    India's 2001 census results show a decline in the population growth rate, an improvement in the ratio of men to women, and a remarkable increase in literacy, particularly for girls and women.

  • Population growth higher, despite AIDS

    27 March 2001

    Today, there are some 6.1 billion people in the world. By 2050, that figure is expected to grow to 9.3 billion, with nearly nine of every 10 people living in a developing country, and one out of six in India alone, according to a new UN publication, World Population Prospects: the 2000 Revision.

  • Population slowdown needed, says report

    1 February 2001

    As the world's population continues to grow, improving living standards without destroying the environment is a global challenge, warns a new report from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

  • Population challenges in 2015 forecast

    11 January 2001

    The combination of population growth and mushrooming cities will have a destabilising effect in some countries over the next 15 years, according to the latest report on Global Trends 2015, published by the US National Intelligence Council