Friday 21st July 2017
ESCAP recently launched the Asia-Pacific SDG Baseline Report during a presentation of regional perspectives on the implementation of the Sustainable Develo
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 Pacific Civil Registrars Network (PCRN) is organizing a workshop on disaster planning and response in Suva, Fiji from 2 to 4 October 2017. The workshop is supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various members of the Brisbane Accord Group, including SPC, UNICEF and ESCAP.
The objectives of the workshop are;
The Philippines, through the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), is organizing the 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals Statistics (ICSDGS) on 4-6 October 2017 in Manila, Philippines. For further details on the Conference, you may access http://www.psa.gov.ph/ICSDGS.
The Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) was established in 2010 to coordinate, facilitate and support investments in the region through collaborative activities.
Both as a Fijian and as Chair of the Regional Steering Group on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific I would like to stress the importance of our work to create better civil registration and vital statistics systems in our region. Because unregistered persons are often invisible to the State; their level of vulnerability and the limitations they face in gaining access to help and social protection can be very difficult to assess. This problem is especially salient during natural disasters such as the cyclone we recently experienced in Fiji.
Anir Chowdhury and Ishtiaque Hussain*
From Statistics to Identity to Rights
“No one should be without a legal identity. No life should be allowed to remain invisible to policymakers. No person should fall between the cracks of incomplete official data.”
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