UNFPA identifies with mothers on birth of world 7bn babies
As the world population reached 7 billion on Monday, a program has been held in Liberia to mark the birth of the seven billionth babies.
The UN Population Fund, UNFPA identified with the mother and other babies with gifts, including baby wears, bath tubs and blankets.
The United Nations says when the world population reached 7 billion on Monday, it was an increase of one billion in global population in the last 13 years.
Current projections show a continued rise in population, but a steady decline in the population growth rate, with the global population expected to reach between 7.5 and 10.5 billion by 2050.
In Africa, Nigeria has the highest population, which is standing at over 155 nillion, with a growth rate of 2.2%.
In the smaller West African state of Liberia, which has a population of less than 4 million, the UN Population Fund, UNFPA identified with the mothers and other babies with gifts, including baby wears, bath tubs and blankets.
WADR’s Monrovia Correspondent William Selmah attended a ceremony and here is his report.
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