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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

  • The Situation at the Beginning of the CRVS Decade (2015 - 2024)

    Do you want to know how many countries in Asia and the Pacific have a CRVS coordination mechanism? Are you interested in how ambitious the national targets are for the CRVS Decade? Do you know when countries in Asia and the Pacific aim to be able to produce annual vital statistics reports?

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  • Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

    Between 6-9 October 2020, in Bangkok, Thailand Governments and development partners will convene for a Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS to celebrate progress midway through the CRVS Decade (2015-2024), identify remaining challenges ahead, emphasize the role CRVS plays in sustainable development and promote CRVS as the foundation for legal identity.

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  • Midterm CRVS Decade (2015-2024) Progress

    ESCAP is in the process of collecting country midterm questionnaires to determine regional progress through the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024). Responses will be used to inform and guide preparations for the Second Ministerial Conference in October 2020. What are the numbers so far?

    • 38 midterm questionnaires collected
    • 51 national focal points established

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Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

Between 6-9 October 2020, Asia-Pacific governments will convene in Bangkok, Thailand to celebrate the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024). Governments will take stock of the remaining challenges, promote civil registration as the foundation for legal identity and emphasize the important role CRVS data plays in promoting good governance and development efforts, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A civil society forum will precede the Second Ministerial Conference from 4-5 October 2020. In the build up to the 2020 Conference, additional information and resources can be accessed here.

 

CRVS Insight March 2020

Articles

  • Pakistan's Seminar for Parliamentarians
  • The Global CRVS Groups elects SPC as its new chair
  • Kazakhstan amends law to ensure universal civil registration coverage
  • OpenCRVS goes live in Bangladesh
  • ESCAP's Statistics Director raises awareness for the Ministerial Conference in October

Events

Best Practice Guidelines and Examples of Legislation for CRVS in the Pacific, V.2

Within the last five years, almost all Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) have undertaken an assessment of the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system with support from the Brisbane Accord Group (BAG), under the framework of the Pacific Vital Statistics Action Plan (PVSAP). The assessments were conducted using the World Health Organization (WHO) CRVS Comprehensive Assessment Tool.

Workshop on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Business Process Improvement

Vital Strategies and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) are organizing a Workshop on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Business Process Improvement (BPI), to be held on 6 to 8 April 2020 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand The workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the CRVS Improvement Framework and guide country specific teams to apply the first stage of the tool through a hands-on, practical approach

Regional Workshop on Measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from Population and Housing Censuses and Civil Registration Data

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs are holding a workshop on Measuring SDGs from Population and Housing Censuses and Civil Registration Data, to be held on 2-3 April 2020 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

Georgia Vital Statistics Report

Building on their first vital statistics report published in 2017 as part of a project funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative implemented by ESCAP, Georgia published a new vital statistics report in 2019. It was prepared by the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) with the help of the Civil Registry Agency and the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health. The report discusses the quality and availability of data, and analyzes the demographical trends.

Events

News

Resources

Advocacy Materials, Meeting Documents, UN Official Documents, 2015
Country Assessments and Strategies, 2019
Country Assessments and Strategies, 2020