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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

  • Resources for Civil registration in the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The current pandemic disrupts CRVS systems in countries all over the world. Well-functioning CRVS is however more essential than ever, which is why you will find here several resources offering guidance on the impacted areas of work. UNSD has put up a platform for the statistical community to share actions and best practices. WHO issued instructions on the new ICD codes related to the disease. Finally, the UNLIA Task Force published Guidelines on how to maintain CRVS activities. 

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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.

 

2014 MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

In 2014, governments and development partners around Asia and the Pacific recognized that many countries did not have universal and responsive civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. This lack of well-functioning systems hampered inclusive and sustainable development, as well as progress towards achieving development goals, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

Second Workshop of the Project to Strengthen National Capacities in Producing and Disseminating Vital Statistics from Civil Registration Records, Phase II

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative (D4H), is holding the second workshop of the Project to improve the capacity of national Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems in producing and disseminating vital statistics. The Project supports the implementation of the Regional Action Framework on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific, in particular Goal 3 which stipulates that accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death) are produced, based on registration records, and disseminated. This multi-phased Project consists of two, sequential training workshops between January and March 2019 and will lead the participating countries in creating a complete, national vital statistics report. Resources can be found by following the link below. http://www.getinthepicture.org/resource/presentations-and-working-session-documents-second-workshop-phase-ii

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