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It took hundreds of thousands of years to bring the world's population to 1 billion. Then, in just 200 years, the number increased seven times. In 2011, the global population reached 7 billion people and today it is about 7.5 billion.
This dramatic increase was driven mainly by the increase in the number of people surviving the reproductive age, coupled with major changes in fertility rates, increasing the urbanization phenomenon, and accelerating migration. These trends will have big implications for generations to come.
UNFPA in Albania helps identify and understand such trends that are critical to the development of the country. UNFPA is one of the supporters of population data collection. UNFPA also advocates that the best way to ensure sustainable development is to provide a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fullfilled.