Sustainable population trends for the future

John Wilmoth. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Understanding how demographic changes will unfold over the next 15 years is essential for the design and implementation of the new sustainable development agenda.

That's the view of John Wilmoth, the Director of the Population Division in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

According to the Population Division older persons are now the world's fastest growing age group at the same time the world's population is projected to increase by an additional 1.1 billion people by 2030.

Mr. Wilmoth is attending an international conference in New York on how to integrate population issues into the Post 2015 agenda.

He spoke to Cathrine Hasselberg about current and future population trends.

Duration: 3’32″

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