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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs  is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is responsible for the follow-up to the major United Nations Summits and Conferences, as well as services to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the Second and Third Committees of the United Nations General Assembly. Further, UN DESA assists countries around the world in agenda-setting and decision-making with the goal of meeting their economic, social and environmental challenges.

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    • June 2017
      Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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      Accessed On: 22 June, 2018
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      The 2017 Revision of World Population Prospects is the twenty-fifth round of official United Nations population estimates and projections that have been prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. It includes key demographic indicators for each development group, income group, region, subregion and country or area for selected periods or dates within 1950-2100.
    • May 2018
      Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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      Accessed On: 26 June, 2018
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      For the systematic tracking of levels and trends in urbanization throughout the world, the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations has issued a recurrent series, known as World Urbanization Prospects, since 1988. The series provides estimates and projections of the size of the urban and rural populations of all countries and of the populations of cities or urban agglomerations above a threshold of 300,000 inhabitants. Today, we are releasing the results of the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects.
    • May 2018
      Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
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      Accessed On: 26 June, 2018
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      The 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects presents the latest United Nations estimates of the size of urban and rural populations for 233 countries or areas from 1950 to 2018, with projections until 2050. It also includes data on population size for close to 1900 urban settlements having 300000 inhabitants or more in 2018. These 1900 cities or urban areas are now home to nearly 60 per cent of the world’s urban population.