• 2024 Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Applied Research Training Initiative

    The CRVS applied research training (CART) initiative focuses on enhancing CRVS systems through supporting applied research on strategies, interventions, and tools. This involves designing projects to address practical questions, employing robust methodologies, and identifying key personnel for effective implementation and publication. The need to strengthen practitioners' research capacity is evident, as highlighted in the Asia-Pacific CRVS research forum held in 2023. 

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  • Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems Improvement Framework

    To meet the targets of the CRVS Decade, a Business Process Improvement approach can help improve and streamline Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system. The CRVS Systems Improvement Framework help CRVS stakeholders assess, analyze and redesign, to improve user experience and produce timely vital statistics. 

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  • Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Inequality Assessments

    The Ministerial Declaration on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific emphasizes the need to address CRVS inequalities among hard-to-reach and marginalized populations, promoting universality and equity in civil registration regardless of factors such as gender, religion, or ethnicity. Countries are encouraged to conduct assessments to assess where such inequalities may exist.

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  • Asia-Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Research Forum

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


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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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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.