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UNFPA’s SOWP 2023

Published on April 20, 2023
Current Context: UNFPA’s SOWP 2023 is the State of World Population report released by the United Nations Population Fund on April 19, 2023.
UNFPA’s SOWP 2023
  • The report is titled as SOWP 2023: 8 Billion Lives, Infinite Possibilities and explores how people understand current population trends, and how those views can impact sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • According to this report, India has become the world’s most populous country with 142.86 crore people as of mid-2023, marginally ahead of China’s 142.57 crore people. 
  • The report also shows that India’s working population (15-64 years) comprises 68 per cent of the total population, while 25 per cent is between 0-14 years, 18 per cent between 10 and 19 years, 26 per cent between 10 and 24 years, and 7 per cent above 65 years. 
  • The report highlights the challenges and opportunities of having a large and young population in terms of sustainable development, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and human capital.

Question:

Q.1 According to the report, what is the projected world population by 2023?
a. 7.9 billion
b. 8 billion
c. 8.1 billion
d. 8.2 billion

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