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The United Nations Population Fund designated October 12, 1999 as the approximate day on which world population reached six billion. It was officially designated The Day of Six Billion. Demographers do not universally accept this date as being exact. In fact there has been subsequent research which places the day of six billion to be nearer to June 18 or June 19, 1999.[1]

This was about twelve years after the world population reached five billion, in 1987. The child that has been proclaimed by the United Nations Population Fund and welcomed by the secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, as the six billionth baby, Adnan Nevic, was born on the designated day two minutes after midnight to Fatima and her husband Jasminko Nevic in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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