National CRVS Focal Points from 17 member states in Asia attended a two day workshop from 9 to 10 December 2015, in Bangkok. Hosted by ESCAP, the workshop served as a platform for providing National Focal Points with the requisite information and tools to help fulfil their role, which includes communicating the regional initiative among stakeholders within their countries, leading effective and efficient interaction with development partners and liaising with the ESCAP secretariat to report and monitor progress in implementing the Regional Action Framework.
The Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade 2015- 2024 was proclaimed at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and Pacific, held in Bangkok in November 2014. This poster illustrates the three goals and 15 targets of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, which was one of the key outcomes of the Conference. (Poster: © UN ESCAP 2014)
At the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, member States agreed to several implementation steps as part of the Regional Action Framework.
As part of the reporting structure of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific, by the end of 2015, members and associate members are required to submit a baseline report to the ESCAP Secretariat through their designated national focal point.
As of 8 February, 23 countries have submitted their reports and 11 other countries have informed the Secretariat that they will submit their reports shortly. Examples of reports are available here.