• 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.

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

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United Nations 9th Global Forum on Gender Statistics CoE-CRVS Side Events: Strengthened marriage registration as a tool for gender equality and women’s empowerment

Strengthened marriage registration as a tool for gender equality and women’s empowerment


Thursday, 31 August, 2023

7.00hs-8.30hs SAST/CET

Watch the event at bit.ly/9gfgsday3 (no registration required)

The objectives of this session are to provide a brief overview of the global landscape on marriage and divorce registration and to review recent experiences, innovations and lessons in marriage registration system strengthening from Uganda, Indonesia and Guatemala.

Unlocking SDG 16.9: Harnessing the UN Legal Identity Agenda for Leaving No One Behind

UNICEF, in collaboration with UN Legal Identity Agenda co-chairs, UNDESA and UNDP are hosting an in-person side event at the 2023 SDG Summit. The side event aims to facilitate knowledge exchange by showcasing successful strategies, innovative approaches, and insights from six priority countries: Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

Workshop on Data Analysis and Report Writing for Civil Registration Based Vital Statistics in Maldives: Deaths and Causes of Death

In collaboration with Maldives Bureau of Statistics, ESCAP is organizing a national workshop on data analysis and report writing for civil registration based vital statistics in Malé, Maldives from September 3rd to 7th 2023.

Technical Workshop on CRVS System Interoperability and Data Sharing

The workshop, largely funded by the USA Embassy in New Zealand with support from the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, seeks to build relationships between Civil Registrars in New Zealand, Niue, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, and America Samoa by exploring the use of technology and innovation to strengthen identity security across the region.