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Unformatted text preview: United Nations World Population Prospects S o c i a l A f f a i r s E c o n o m i c & The 2008 Revision Highlights ESA/P/WP.210 Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division World Population Prospects The 2008 Revision Highlights United Nations New York, 2009 DESA The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat is a vital interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action. The Department works in three main interlinked areas: (i) it compiles, generates and analyses a wide range of economic, social and environmental data and information on which States Members of the United Nations draw to review common problems and take stock of policy options; (ii) it facilitates the negotiations of Member States in many intergovernmental bodies on joint courses of action to address ongoing or emerging global challenges; and (iii) it advises interested Governments on the ways and means of translating policy frameworks developed in United Nations conferences and summits into programmes at the country level and, through technical assistance, helps build national capacities. Note The designations employed in this report and the material presented in it do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Symbols of United Nations documents are composed of capital letters combined with figures. This publication has been issued without formal editing. Suggested citation: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2009). World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision, Highlights, Working Paper No. ESA/P/WP.210 PREFACE This report presents the highlights of the results of the 2008 Revision of the official world population estimates and projections prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. The 2008 Revision is the twenty first round of global demographic estimates and projections undertaken by the Population Division since 1951. The full results of the 2008 Revision will be presented in a series of three volumes. The first volume 1 will provide the comprehensive tables presenting the major demographic indicators for each development group, major area, region and country for 1950-2050; the second volume 2 will contain the distributions by age and sex of the population of each country for the period 1950-2050, and the third volume 3 will be devoted to an analysis of the results obtained....
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