Habitat World Cities Report 2022

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Recently the United Nations published its report titled "Habitat World Cities Report 2022".

  • The urban population in India is projected to reach 675 million in 2035. This will be the second highest figure after China.

  • After the COVID-19 pandemic, the global urban population is on the rise again. This will increase to 2.2 billion by 2050.

  • India's urban population is expected to reach 675,456,000 in 2035 as compared to 483,099,000 in 2020.

  • The percentage of population in India's urban areas will be 43.2 percent by 2035.

  • Global scenario

  • The urban population in China is projected to reach 1.05 billion in 2035.

  • The urban population in Asia will increase to 2.99 billion in 2035.

  • In the past two decades, India and China experienced rapid urbanisation and economic growth. As a result, the number of people living in poverty has decreased.

  • Large economies like China and India account for the bulk of the world's population. The growth trajectory in these countries has affected global inequality.

  • About United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat) -

  • It was established in 1978.

  • UN-Habitat is the United Nations agency for human settlements assigned by the United Nations General Assembly the task of promoting socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities towards the goal of providing affordable housing for all.

  • Headquarters- Nairobi, Kenya

  • Executive Director- Maimunah Mohammad Sharif

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