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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

  • 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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Follow CRVS news in Asia and the Pacific by subscribing to the CRVS Insight Newsletter

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.

To learn more about CRVS in Asia and the Pacific, please subscribe to our newsletter, which offers a monthly panorama of CRVS actions throughout the region

Previous editions can be found here.

 

 

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Project on Implementing Inequality Assessments and Strengthening Demographic Analysis Capacity

ESCAP initiated a project to develop guidelines and technical support for inequality assessments. This has consisted of a three-seminar series during February-March 2021 on different topics, consisting of a webinar and linked Expert Group material. Country inputs during this seminar series and during the planning phase highlighted the need for increased support in conducting CRVS inequality assessments and strengthening the production and use of inclusive vital statistics.

Webinar upon the release of 2022 WHO verbal autopsy instrument

The WHO Classifications and Terminologies Unit is organizing a webinar upon the release of 2022 WHO verbal autopsy instrument on the 6th of April 2022 at 12:00 UTC/14:00 CET.

Agenda

14:00 Welcome note
Stephen MacFeely
Director, Department of Data and Analytics - WHO HQ

14:05 Introduction to verbal autopsy
Robert Jakob
Unit Head, Classifications & Terminologies - WHO HQ

14:12 Development of WHO verbal autopsy instrument
Daniel Chandramohan
Past chair of the WHO Verbal Autopsy Reference Group

Marriage registration: Bangladesh and Plan International partnership

CRVS systems have the power to transform the lives of women or girls. Marriage registration is a core component of the Government of Bangladesh’s holistic CRVS++ strategy. The importance of marriage registration has also been recognized as critical to help achieve the Government’s target of eradicating child marriage by 2041. While great progress has been made under the CRVS++ strategy in the area of birth and death registration, marriage registration progress is slower and registration remains paper-based.

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