Pacific Community (SPC) is hosting the 5th Regional Conference of Heads of Planning and Statistics (HOPS)
The event is organized by the Organization of American States, UNICEF, the Inter-American Development Bank, Plan International and Mexico’s National Register of Population and Personal Identification. Global experts, civil registry authorities from 26 countries, as well as members of the civil society will participate in the event and analyze strategies to achieve universal birth registration in the Americas by 2030, innovations in births registration, and the link between birth registration and access to social services among other subjects.
The biennial meetings of Ministers of Health for the Pacific Island Countries help develop a consensus view of health in the Pacific and set future directions in the effort to build Healthy Islands. A Healthy Islands vision aspires to a place where:
The African Union Commission, in collaboration with ECA, AfDB and other partners, is organizing the Fourth Conference of Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration, in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on the theme: ‘Accelerating a coordinated improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) for implementation and monitoring development in Africa: Review of progress and the way forward’. The meeting will be preceded by an Expert Group Meeting
The specific objectives include:
A global meeting on civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) took place in Addis Ababa from 28-29 April 2014, co-hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group, and sponsored by the Government of Canada Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).
The National Strategic Plan aims to achieve a long-term vision for Cambodia — that every person has a legal identity. This will require building a modern, permanent, universal civil registration system (CRVS) that will generate reliable vital statistics and an integrated population identification system (IPIS). Building these systems will eliminate the necessity to develop parallel systems for population identification, thus ensuring the efficient use of resources. Cambodia is currently looking to revise their legislation related to CRVS and would welcome advice on this matter.
This resolution calls for ESCAP to convene a regional intergovernmental ministerial meeting on CRVS in 2014. In addition, among other things, the resolution reiterates the call for countries to conduct assessments of CRVS systems, supports the Committee on Statistics’ endorsement of the Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Asia and the Pacific, and requests ESCAP to establish a regional steering group on CRVS.
This is a report on the two days ‘National CRVS Strategic Planning Workshop’ on March 20-21, 2014. This meeting was based upon the recommendations of CRVS Comprehensive Assessment (2013) and the initiative of Ministry of Planning Development and Reforms and organization of WHO.
• Share experiences and foster commitment through strong partnership of all the stakeholders.
• Define appropriate approaches to address the key CRVS operational issues through a consensus among multiple stakeholders.
This official notification 14(23-1)/HPC/2014 for the constitution of the National Steering Committee for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
The seventy-first session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific adopted resolution 71/14 on the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade, 2015-2024
Civil registration and vital statistics update briefing for the meeting of ministers of health of the Pacific island countries in Honiara July 2014
This material was presented at the This material was presented at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics 24 – 28 November 2014, by Ms. Lourdes Hufana, Interim Assistant National Statistician, Philippines Statistics Authority
This material was presented at the This material was presented at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics 24 – 28 November 2014, by Jonas and Carolin of the Youth Advisory Board of Plan International Germany and Sascha Raabe, MP, with Kamanda, Carolin and Tim from Plan.
This material was presented at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics 24 – 28 November 2014, by Ms. Kendra Gregson, Senior Advisor, Social Welfare and Justice Systems, UNICEF
This material was presented at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics 24 – 28 November 2014, by Mr. Mark Landry, Coordinator, Health Intelligence and Innovation Division of Health Systems, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
This material was presented at the Ministerial Conference on CRVS by Mr. Edward Duffus, Digital Birth Registration Manager, Plan International.
By 2024, the Civil Registrars across the Pacific will work together in ways that are flexible to local needs, with a shared approach to legislative change, enabling technology and data exchange
This guide has been designed for facilitators to use as a tool to assist country’s teams in the compilation of strategic plans and work programmes needed in the process of developing and implementing Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems in Africa, in accordance with the framework laid out in the African Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS). The guide is based on the document on strategic planning: Strategic Planning Guide for CRVS.
An assessment of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system in Bangladesh was undertaken to identify gaps. Following this process, a CRVS Strategic Action Plan has also been developed. The activities were carried out from September 2012 to December 2013.
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