The Asian and Pacific CRVS Decade (2015-2024) was proclaimed at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific, which was held in November 2014 in Bangkok.  At that meeting Governments also adopted the Ministerial Declaration to “Get Every One in the Picture” in Asia and the Pacific and made a commitment to focus their efforts to improve CRVS systems. Through the declaration of the Asian and Pacific CRVS Decade, governments gave a timeframe of 2015-2024, for all people in Asia and the Pacific to benefit from universal and responsive CRVS systems that facilitate the realization of their rights and support good governance, health and development.

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific adopted resolution 71/14 on the Asia and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade, 2015-2024 in May 2015.