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Worldwide, life expectancy at birth – a measure of the age to which a newborn would live if subject to current mortality patterns for its lifetime - reached 73 years in 2019. Increase in life expectancy around the world in recent decades reflects the success of human development. Yet differences exist in mortality levels, age patterns, and trends between countries and regions. Understanding the socioeconomic implications of the diverse mortality levels and age patterns and potential future trends is critical for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development Goal 3, “Global Health and Well-Being”, comprises targets that contribute directly to rising life expectancy. However, all Sustainable Development Goals are interrelated and progress towards each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals contributes to longer and healthier lives by improving living conditions for all. This data booklet presents selected findings drawn from the latest mortality estimates and projections as published in World Population Prospects 2019. All information is available at www.unpopulation.org.