IPA’s Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a team of former officers from the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the FBI, and the private sector. They are a team of experts in foreign affairs, global security, interagency and intergovernmental cooperation. Emphasizing a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach, the GSG provides solutions by designing, planning and executing scenario-supported wargames and experiments addressing complex emerging security challenges.

The GSG has produced and delivered numerous reports and handbooks on best practices for civil-military, interagency, and host-country cooperation. The topics range from conflict prevention and mitigation to post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. The team has also provided extensive support to NATO in moving toward the implementation of the Alliance’s Strategic Concept.

According to the United Nations, the world's population will reach 8 billion today. Here are some key facts from the UN report.

- India will surpass China as the world's most populous country in 2023.

- The world's population is growing at its slowest pace since 1950.

- More than half of projected growth in the coming years will come from eight countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.

- In 2019 global life expectancy at birth reached 72.8. This is nine years more than life expectancy in 1990. However, people in least developed countries have a life expectancy seven years shorter. This disparity is in some cases due to maternal and child mortality, conflict and violence, or HIV.

- In 2021 average life expectancy at birth fell to 71 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

- On average, women around the world live over five years longer than men.

- On average around the world, each woman gives birth to 2.3 children. This is down from five children per woman in 1950.

- The world's 46 least developed countries are among the fastest growing.

- International migration is an important component of population change. In wealthy countries immigration is a main driver of population growth.

Read more here:

"World Population Prospects 2022" - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs


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