Thursday 3rd November 2016

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, together with Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), Government of the Republic of Korea, as part of a joint technical cooperation agreement, are organizing an expert group meeting on “Methodology and lessons learned to evaluate the completeness and quality of vital statistics data from civil registration” that will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 3 to 4 November 2016.

The purpose of the meeting is to (a) examine the state of vital statistics based on civil registration, with emphasis on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), (b) review the state-of-knowledge with analytical methods to evaluate the proportion of actual vital events that are registered by the civil registration of vital statistics (CRVS) system and quality of vital statistics collected through civil registration, and (c) review lessons learnt from local and international experiences in applying these methods to various settings.

Also available on webcast through: 

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/events/expert-group/26/index.shtml

For more information please contact:

United Nations Population Division