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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

  • 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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  • New Dates announced for the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

    Originally postponed because of the global pandemic, the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS now has new dates for the 16th to 19th November, 2021. The current situation hindered preparations for the event in 2020, but we are back on track 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.

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  • Midterm CRVS Decade (2015-2024) Progress

    ESCAP is collecting country midterm questionnaires to measure regional progress through the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024). Responses will inform and guide preparations for the Second Ministerial Conference in November 2021.

    What are the numbers so far?

    • 45 midterm questionnaires collected
    • 53 national focal points established

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Postponement of the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, the celebration of the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024) was postponed until November 2021. The ongoing pandemic impedes the safe organization of such an event, while also shedding new light on the need for well-functioning CRVS systems that can feed discussions on regional challenges.

We will do our best to keep you informed of Conference updates and in the meantime additional information and resources can be accessed here.

 

Best Practice Guidelines and Examples of Legislation for CRVS in the Pacific, V.2

Within the last five years, almost all Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) have undertaken an assessment of the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system with support from the Brisbane Accord Group (BAG), under the framework of the Pacific Vital Statistics Action Plan (PVSAP). The assessments were conducted using the World Health Organization (WHO) CRVS Comprehensive Assessment Tool.

POSTPONED: Workshop on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Business Process Improvement

Vital Strategies and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) are organizing a Workshop on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Business Process Improvement (BPI), to be held on 6 to 8 April 2020 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand The workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the CRVS Improvement Framework and guide country specific teams to apply the first stage of the tool through a hands-on, practical approach

POSTPONED: Regional Workshop on Measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from Population and Housing Censuses and Civil Registration Data

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs are holding a workshop on Measuring SDGs from Population and Housing Censuses and Civil Registration Data, to be held on 2-3 April 2020 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

Georgia Vital Statistics Report

Building on their first vital statistics report published in 2017 as part of a project funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative implemented by ESCAP, Georgia published a new vital statistics report in 2019. It was prepared by the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) with the help of the Civil Registry Agency and the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health. The report discusses the quality and availability of data, and analyzes the demographical trends.

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Advocacy Materials, Meeting Documents, UN Official Documents, 2015
Newsletters, 2020