• Asia-Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Research Forum

    The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize the first Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum to be held from 3 – 4 April 2023. Hosted by ESCAP in Bangkok, this fully online event offers a major research, information sharing, and capacity-building opportunity for participants, who will be able to present at and attend paper presentations and interactive sessions, including networking opportunities.

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  • Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

    The Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS took place from the 16th to 19th November, 2021. It has been the occasion to celebrate progress through the CRVS Decade (2015-2024), identify remaining challenges, emphasize CRVS for sustainable development and promote CRVS as the foundation for legal identity.

    Recordings, side-events and preparatory and outcome documents can be consulted on this website.

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  • Launch of Getting Every One in the Picture - a snapshot of progress midway through the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade

    In preparation of the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific held from 16 to 19 November 2021, ESCAP has prepared a report on the situation of CRVS systems in the region. By celebrating the progresses and highlighting the challenges remaining to achieving universal registration systems, the report aims at shaping the priorities for the second half of the Decade.

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  • Resources for civil registration during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The current pandemic is disrupting CRVS systems all over the world, but also highlighting why well-functioning systems are more essential than ever. As a result, the UN Statistics Division, the World Health Organization and the UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force developed COVID-19 resources offering guidance for civil registration stakeholders on maintaining CRVS activities.

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The CRVS community in Asia and the Pacific has reflected on where it stands at the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024) during the Second Ministerial Conference. Following this celebration of progress, many of our partners and member countries are leading actions to fill the remaining gaps.

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Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Closing Workshop for Assessing Inequalities in Registration

The inequality assessment project seeks to provide technical support and capacity strengthening to the Samoa Bureau of Statistics and other relevant national stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of CRVS inequality assessments using secondary data sources in Samoa.  This has involved an inception workshop to introduce the project and two technical capacity building workshops which aimed to strengthen capacity of national CRVS stakeholders in demographic

National Capacity Building and Consultation Workshop for the Assessment, Analysis and Redesign of CRVS Business Processes in Fiji

This project aims to support the Government of Fiji in strengthening its CRVS system by analyzing and possibly redesigning its CRVS business processes.  The project will lead to a full description of the processes, a list of performance issues, and prioritized redesign ideas to improve the processes. 

Global Seminar on Quality Assurance of Administrative and Other Data Sources

The UN Expert Group on National Quality Assurance Frameworks (EG-NQAF) and its Subgroup on administrative and other data sources are hosting a global seminar on assuring the quality when administrative and other data sources are used to produce official statistics. The seminar will present insights on how the use of such data sources poses challenges and how quality aspects of the source data and the source itself impact the final statistical output.

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW 46th Session Fourth Cycle April – May 2024 (Cambodia)

Main Submitting Organisation: Nationality for All (NFA) and Co-Submitting Organisations: Women Peace Makers Cambodia, Gender and Development for Cambodia and Khmer Community Development (KCD) submit this joint submission to the Fourth Cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the right to nationality and human rights challenges pertaining to statelessness in Cambodia. The submission was supported by the PACE Cambodia Human Rights & Justice Project at Macquarie University in October 2023.