World population hits 8 million people

(VOVWORLD) - The global population is projected to reach 8 billion today, November 15th, according to World Population Prospects 2022 compiled by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. While celebrating this occasion, it’s also the reminder of our responsibility to seek for solutions to address population challenges to ensure a sustainable future for all.
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on November 10th that this is an occasion to marvel at advancements in health that many more people have access to healthcare, vaccines, and drugs.

The tireless efforts of countries and international organizations in recent years have gained many achievements. Further reductions in mortality are projected to result in an average global longevity of around 77.2 years in 2050. The latest projections by the United Nations suggest that the world’s population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050. It is projected to reach a peak of around 10.4 billion people during the 2080s.

Welcoming the Earth's 8 billionth citizen is an occasion to reassess challenges that human must overcome to leave no one behind. The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Natalia Kanem, said our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares of people are educated and live healthier lives than at any previous point in history. Societies that invest in their people, in their rights and choices, have proven time and again that this is the road to the prosperity and peace that everyone wants—and deserves.

In Vietnam population work has gained important results over the last 6 decades. Vietnam reached replacement fertility in 2006 with a total fertility rate of 2.09 children per woman and maintained it for the past 15 years.

But the unequal fertility rate among regions, provinces, and cities has negatively impacted socio-economic development, job generation, healthcare, and education and increased the development gap and quality of among localities.

In 2020, the Prime Minister approved the Program to adjust fertility rate to suit regions by 2030, which encourages couples to have 2 children in low and alternative fertility areas. Localities should enhance communication on the benefits of having fewer children for socio-economic development, not to marry and have children too early, not to have many children in a short time, and not to have too many children.

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