Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ACROSS AFRICA

South Sudan's refugee crisis has reached catastrophic proportions, the UN warns

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

'Last Night in Sweden'? Trump's comment causes confusion

Read more

THE DEBATE

Mosul Offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Mosul Offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 2)

Read more

ENCORE!

Kiwi indie heroes The Naked and Famous reflect on life after 'Young Blood'

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

France's election: 'The Russians are doing what they can to bring down Macron'

Read more

FOCUS

North Dakota: Sioux tribe stands firm against pipeline project

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Georgian foreign minister discusses ties with EU, NATO

Read more

THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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.

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-02-20 Mosul

Mosul Offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 1)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter opens in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announced an offensive to retake the western part of Mosul....

Read more

2017-02-20 Iraq

Mosul Offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 2)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter opens in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announced an offensive to retake the western part of Mosul....

Read more

2017-02-15 NATO

NATO's Next Steps: What future with or without the US? (part 1)

The New US Defence Secretary James Mattis dropped a metaphorical bombshell at a NATO meeting in Brussels: if the rest don't pay more, the US may "moderate its commitment". This...

Read more

2017-02-15 defence

NATO's Next Steps: What future with or without the US? (part 2)

The New US Defence Secretary James Mattis dropped a metaphorical bombshell at a NATO meeting in Brussels: if the rest don't pay more, the US may "moderate its commitment". This...

Read more

2017-02-14 Donald Trump

Trump's Troubles: What Flynn's fall says about the new White House (part 1)

Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's national security advisor, has resigned just 24 days into a key role in the new administration - the price paid for misleading the vice president...

Read more