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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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  • Preparations for the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

    The Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS will be taking place from the 16th to 19th November, 2021. It will be 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. Preparations to get as much valuable inputs for the conference has already started, for example through the children and youth consultation, have already started and updates will be published on this website regularly.

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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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The CRVS community in Asia and the Pacific is now actively preparing for the celebration of the midpoint of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024), planned for 16 to 19 November 2021. In this effect, many of our partners and member countries are leading actions and publications to establish where the region stands and to fill the remaining gaps.

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72nd Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

The seventy-second session of the Commission will be held from 15 to 19 May 2016 (Sunday to Thursday) at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. The session will comprise two segments: the senior officials segment, which will be held from 15 May to the afternoon of 17 May; and the ministerial segment from the afternoon of 17 May to 19 May. The Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries will be held on 16 May.

Concept Note Bali Process Civil Registration Assessment Toolkit

The Regional Support Office of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime has initiated a project to develop a toolkit for interested States to analyse and improve how they register births, deaths and marriages of these key population subgroups. The toolkit will be based on international standards, recommendations and case studies of good practice. It is expected that the toolkit will be published for use in the second half of 2016. This is the concept note for the project.

Report on national targets and baseline data, Iran (Islamic Rep. of)

As part of the reporting structure of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific, by the end of 2015, members and associate members are required to submit a baseline report to the ESCAP Secretariat through their designated national focal point. This report is the report submitted by Iran (Islamic Rep. of).

Assessing civil registration of asylum seekers, refugees, stateless persons and persons of undetermined nationality

The Regional Support Office of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime has initiated a project to develop a toolkit for interested States to analyse and improve how they register births, deaths and marriages of these key population subgroups. The toolkit will be based on international standards, recommendations and case studies of good practice. It is expected that the toolkit will be published for use in the second half of 2016.

Administrative Data Sources for compiling MDGs and related indicators

The handbook is a useful reference for practicing statisticians in the national statistics offices, and those working in the education, health, and vital registration agencies in developing countries. The discussions on strengths and weaknesses of different data sources have been carried out skillfully, citing country examples on the use of administrative data for compiling the Millennium Development Goals indicators and other relevant statistics.

Toward Universal Birth Registration. A Systemic Approach to the Application of ICT

The objective of this publication is to analyze the legal, administrative, and technological requirements for the use of information and communications technology (ICT) for birth registration. The intended audience includes civil registry agencies or those countries that are considering the introduction of ICT, as well as those that already have the system in place.

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