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Latest update : 2011-11-01

World Population: 7 billion, and counting (part 2)

Today marks a landmark moment in human history: the number of people on the planet is now, for the first time, more than 7 billion. It took more than a century for the world's population to go from one to two billion, but it took only 12 to grow from six billion to billion. Within 70 years, the population is expected to grow to a massive 10 billion. So is this a cause for celebration or concern?

  • Medhi DRISSI. Paris Bureau chief, Food and Agriculture Organization;
  • Jan RIELAENDER. Economist on the Africa desk, OECD;
  • Christophe Z. GUILMOTO. Senior Fellow in Demography, 'Institut de recherche pour le développement';
  • Steven SINDING. Former Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation. Co-author, 'Population Matters' - from MANCHESTER, Vermont, US.

Watch the first part here.

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2014-12-18 Cuba

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2014-12-16 attacks

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2014-12-16 Pakistan

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 1)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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2014-12-15 François Hollande

Hollande's immigration bet: Is France ready to accept its immigrants? (part 1)

Immigration is a hot topic for many EU countries at the moment. Is it, as so many political parties would have us believe, a burden? Or, as others would have it, a crucial part...

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2014-12-15 François Hollande

Hollande's immigration bet: Is France ready to accept its immigrants? (part 2)

Immigration is a hot topic for many EU countries at the moment. Is it, as so many political parties would have us believe, a burden? Or, as others would have it, a crucial part...

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