The United Nations has revealed that a baby born somewhere on Tuesday will be the world’s eight billionth person.
In a statement to mark the landmark, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, The milestone is an occasion to celebrate diversity and advancements while considering humanity’s shared responsibility for the planet.”
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The UN attributes the growth to human development, with people living longer thanks to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine.
Meanwhile, India is set to overtake China as the most populous nation in 2023.