The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat biennially issues revised versions of detailed population estimates and projections for over 200 countries, territories, and regional aggregates of the world. Highlights of the latest set, World Population Prospects: The 2000 Revision, were released 28 February 2001 (Draft ESA/P/WP.165). This 76-page document is available at «http://www.un.org/esa/population/wpp2000.htm». The full results of the projections will be published in a series of three volumes, currently under preparation. Key findings of the projections, as presented in the Executive Summary of the document, are reproduced below.