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About the Report
The 2018 Revision of the World Urbanization Prospects is published by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). It has been issued regularly since 1988 with revised estimates and projections of the urban and rural populations for all countries of the world, and of their major urban agglomerations.
i)India has one of the fastest-growing urban populations in the world. India, China and Nigeria will together account for 35% of the projected growth of the world’s urban population between 2018 and 2050.
ii)By 2028, Delhi will become the world’s most populous city, outstripping Tokyo.
iii)By 2030, India will have seven cities with populations in excess of 10 million, two cities in the 5-10 million bracket, as many as 62 cities in the 1-5 million range, and a staggering 70 more with populations between half and 1 million.
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is responsible for the follow-up to 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.It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group
It assists countries around the world in agenda-setting and decision-making with the goal of meeting their economic, social and environmental challenges. It supports international cooperation to promote sustainable development for all, having as a foundation the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as adopted by the UN General Assembly.