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This report highlights the results of the 2008 Revision of the official world population estimates and projections prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. The 2008 Revision is the outcome of the twenty-first round of global demographic estimates and projections undertaken by the Population Division since 1951. The full results of the 2008 Revision will be presented in three volumes. The first volume will contain the comprehensive tables presenting the major demographic indicators for each development group, major area, region and country for 1950-2050; the second volume will contain the distributions by age and sex of the population of each country for the period 1950-2050, and the third volume will be devoted to an analysis of the results obtained.