Countries around the world have marked the world’s population reaching 7 billion with ceremonies for newborn infants.
The United Nations says that by its best estimates, the world population will reach 7 billion sometime and somwhere on Oct. 31, but it has said it will not designate a single newborn as the seventh billion baby, RFE/RL reports.
Countries around the world have scheduled ceremonies to mark the milestone, with a series of symbolic seventh-billion babies being born.
Armenia’s symbolic 7-billionth-baby-in-the-world was born this morning in a maternity ward in Artik, a city in the country’s northwestern province (marz) of Shirak.
Dr. Simon Manukyan welcomed little baby Vahram Voskanyan into the world.
Doctos say the baby, 49 cm tall and weighing 2.5 kg, is healthy.