• 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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Journey Towards ICD-11 in the Pacific Webinar Series: ICD-11 Introduction and Implementation Plan

The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Brisbane Accord Group, invites you to this
webinar series. This series will introduce ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision) and
related resources available to Pacific Island countries and areas (PICs). The first webinar will be delivered by
ICD experts from WHO headquarters and the Western Pacific Regional Office who will provide an overview of
ICD-11, its implementation steps and discuss the implications of transitioning to ICD-11 based on PICs’ current

Quality and availability of demographic and healthcare data in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This paper will be presented at the Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum, held online on 3–4 April 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. This paper is listed on agenda item 5.6 of session 5.

Presenting speaker:

Mr David Eristavi, The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information Georgia with UNFPA

A sustainable CRVS eLearning course to upskill competencies of practitioners in the registration of vital events: Experiences from Rwanda

This paper will be presented at the Asia-Pacific CRVS Research Forum, held online on 3–4 April 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. This paper is listed on agenda item 4.7 of session 4.

Authors: Godfrey Ngoboka (Ministry of Health, Vital Strategies Inc.), Stephen Bugingo (National Identification Agency), Martin Bratschi (Vital Strategies Inc.), Mona Younes (Vital Strategies Inc.), James Mwanza (Vital Strategies Inc.)