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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

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Regional Picture

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Goal 1 is an expression of the internationally accepted principle of the universal coverage of civil registration. The CRVS system should register all vital events occurring in the territory and jurisdiction of the country or area, including among hard-to-reach and marginalized populations. The focus on universality and equity implies that, in countries where there are significant variations in civil registration coverage by geography or level of social and economic development, it may be necessary to establish special procedures for civil registration. These may include incentives and measures to alleviate barriers to civil registration, such as gender disparities, distance, costs and cultural factors, and may involve utilizing existing infrastructure or public services, including social workers and community health workers, for notifying civil registration authorities of vital events.

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*The data is presented as the number of countries. Total number of countries is 58.
1.A
Births are registered within one year of the event
30
5
11
12
1.B
Children under 5 have their birth registered
5
5
13
35
1.C
People living in the country have their birth registered
30
13
3
12
1.D
Deaths are registered within one year of the event
9
27
4
18
1.E
Deaths recorded by the health sector have a medically certified cause of death recorded using the international form of the death certificate
29
10
16
3