Soaring Population May Swamp Anti-Poverty Goals

October 24, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Marianne Ward for this article.

The U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), already undermined by the global financial crisis, are expected to take another hit – this time from rising population growth.

The goal of halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger by 2015 could be jeopardised by soaring population growth, mostly in the developing world.

World population is expected to reach seven billion by 2011, a year earlier than expected, according to the latest figures released by the Population Research Bureau last week.

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