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Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
28 February 2001
28 February 2001
World Population Prospects
The 2000 Revision
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
New York, NY 10017
*This report presents the highlights of the 2000 Revision of the official United Nations population estimates and projections. The United Nations population estimates and projections are being released through a series of publications, wall charts, electronic databases and on the internet (www.un.org/esa/population/unpop.htm). For further information about the United Nations 2000 Revision, please contact Mr. Joseph Chamie, Director, Population Division, United Nations, New York, NY 10017, USA (tel.: (212) 963-3179, fax: (212) 963-2147).
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. The term “country” as used in the text of this report also refers, as appropriate, to territories or areas. The designations “more developed”, “less developed” and “least developed” countries, areas or regions are intended for statistical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the developing process.
This report presents the highlights from the results of the 2000 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 2000 Revision is the sixteenth round of global demographic estimates and projections undertaken by the Population Division since 1950. The full results of the 2000 Revision will be presented in a series of three volumes currently under preparation. The first two will be issued as working papers by mid-2001. The first volume
will provide the comprehensive tables presenting the major demographic indicators for each country for 1950-2050; the second volume
will contain the distributions by age and sex of the population of each country for the period 1950-2050, and the third volume
will be devoted to an in-depth analysis of the results obtained.
Data will also be distributed in digital form. Interested users can purchase data sets containing the major results of the 2000 Revision. A description of these data sets and an order form are posted on the Population Division’s web site (see address below). Responsibility for the 2000 Revision rests with the Population Division. Preparation of the 2000 Revision was facilitated by the collaboration of the regional commissions, the specialized agencies and other relevant bodies of the United Nations with the Population Division. The Population Division is also grateful to the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs for its continuing cooperation. Selected output from the 2000 Revision as well as other population information may be accessed on the world wide web site of the Population Division at
. For further information about the 2000 Revision, please contact Mr. Joseph Chamie, Director, Population Division, United Nations, New York, NY 10017, USA (tel.: (212) 963-3179, fax: (212) 963-2147, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
/ World Population Prospects: The 2000 Revision, vol. I, Comprehensive Tables (United Nations publication, forthcoming 2001).
World Population Prospects: The 2000 Revision, vol. II, Sex and Age Distribution of the World Population (United Nations publication, forthcoming 2001).
World Population Prospects: The 2000 Revision, vol. III, Analytical Report (United Nations publication, forthcoming).