UN pop­u­la­tion re­port re­leased

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

The world’s pop­u­la­tion grew slightly to 7.4 bil­lion in 2016, the UN said on Thursday, with a sub­stan­tial youth bulge chal­leng­ing po­lit­i­cal and so­cial sys­tems across the planet. The United Na­tions Pop­u­la­tion Fund re­leased its 2016 State of the World Pop­u­la­tion re­port on Thursday in Amman, Jor­dan. The re­port said the world’s pop­u­la­tion grew 1.1 per­cent to 7.433 bil­lion from 7.349 bil­lion the pre­vi­ous year.

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