According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the world population has reached 8 billion people today. Adnan Mevic, who was born on October 12, 1999, when UNFPA announced the world population as 6 billion, was recorded as the “6 billionth person”.
Adnan Mevic, who was born in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, visited AA Sarajevo Office after the fund’s announcement.
Mevic, 23, a graduate student at Sarajevo University’s Faculty of Economics, said, “I am known as the 6 billionth person in the world, but I was not given a document that I am the 6 billionth person.” used the phrase.
Explaining that he leads an ordinary life, Mevic said, “I live, work and hang out with everyone. I also had some privileges because of this situation. I visited Real Madrid and Interpol and talked to the secretary general of Interpol.” he said.
Adnan Mevic stated that the first President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the late Aliya Izetbegovic, signed an agreement with his family and received a symbolic scholarship throughout his school life.
Explaining that he could not find a job due to the economic problems in the country, Mevic also said that he plans to move abroad if this situation continues.
BORN ON OCTOBER 12, 1999
UNFPA declared that the world population reached 6 billion on 12 October 1999 and Adnan Mevic, the first son of Fatima-Jasminko Mevic couple, who was born on 12 October 1999 in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was chosen by the UN as the “symbolic” 6 billionth person of the world. .
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who was in Bosnia and Herzegovina at that time, visited Fatima Mevic and noted the following:
“Neither the terrible war nor the brutal siege of Sarajevo, or even the policy of inhumane ethnic cleansing, could prevent this and many other births in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Births today are a rebirth of the ‘tolerance and multi-religious atmosphere’ that once characterized Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I hope you will celebrate your birth as if you were celebrating your birth. This should be our common gift to the 6 billionth person born.”
WORLD POPULATION REACHED 8 BILLION
UNFP reported that as of November 15, the world’s population reached 8 billion people.
According to the report published by UNFPA, it is estimated that the world population will reach 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 10.4 billion in 2100.
While the rate of population growth in the world is slowing, the population is expected to continue to increase until 2100.
The UN announced that while the world population has increased from 7 billion to 8 billion, half of those who make up the new 1 billion are from Asia. (AA)