This publication serves as a report of the 'Regional Expert Roundtable on Good Practices for the Identification, Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness and the Protection of Stateless Persons in South East Asia', organized in Bangkok on 28 to 29 October 2010. It provides an insight into some of the region’s good practices, which are included from each of the four pillars of response: the identification, prevention and reduction of statelessness and the protection of stateless persons.
An effective Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system helps secure a person’s legal identity, tracks the major events of an individual’s life such as; birth, adoption, marriage, divorce, death, and cause of death, and is essential for planning, measuring and monitoring progress of development. In the past few years, several initiatives have been underway to harness the potential of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to strengthen CRVS.
This document aims to inform UNHCR staff about the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to UNHCR’s statelessness mandate and the #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness in 10 Years. It provides preliminary guidance on how UNHCR can contribute to the successful implementation of the SDGs, including through national planning processes, which in turn can help to achieve the goals of the #IBelong Campaign. The information in this document applies to refugees who are also stateless.
UNHCR is publishing a series of Good Practices Papers to help States, with the support of other stakeholders, achieve the goals of its #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness by 2024. Each Good Practices Paper corresponds to one of the 10 Actions proposed in UNHCR’s Global Action Plan to End Statelessness 2014 – 2024 (Global Action Plan) and highlights examples of how States, UNHCR and other stakeholders have addressed statelessness in a number of countries. Solutions to the problem of statelessness have to be tailored to suit the particular circumstances prevalent in a country.
Report of the 2nd national steering and coordination committee meeting for civil registration and vital statistics, held april 03, 2015; at p block planning commission, Pak secretariat islamabad.
The meeting objectives:
- To review the implementation status of decisions made during the 1ST National Steering AND Coordination Committee Meeting held 18th Nov. 2014
Strong commitment for improving CRVS in the Pacific
Toolkit for assessing civil registration of asylum seekers, refugees, stateless persons and persons of undetermined nationality
Countries reporting on national targets and baseline data
The note outlines the content and key issues addressed during the 2014 Ministerial Conference special sessions.
This material was presented at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics 24 – 28 November 2014, Mr. Nicholas Oakeshott, Regional Protection Officer, UNHCR’s Regional Coordinator’s Office
Deadline for reporting of national targets and baseline data
Workshop for Asian national CRVS focal points held in Bangkok
Training Course on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems
New CRVS decade webpage www.getinthepicture.org is now available
- Announcement: Special Sessions of the Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific Click here to see the full tentative programme
Across the world today more than ten million people are told they don’t belong ANYWHERE. They are denied a nationality and basic rights. Statelessness limits education, medical care, legal employment, the ability to move freely and hope.
The Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade 2015- 2024 was proclaimed at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and Pacific, held in Bangkok in November 2014. This poster illustrates the three goals and 15 targets of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, which was one of the key outcomes of the Conference. (Poster: © UN ESCAP 2014)
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