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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.

 

Meeting of the UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force

On December 9, 2019 the United Nations Statistics Division co-chaired the meeting of the newly established UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force that took place on 9 December 2020 at UNICEF HQ in New York. The UN LIA Task Force takes over from the UN Legal Identity Expert Group in terms of promoting the holistic approach to civil registration, vital statistics and identity management.

CRVS a top priority for the Government of Pakistan

Strengthening CRVS in Pakistan is a top priority for the new Government. The Technical Support Unit (TSU) was established under the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives with an ambitious six-years' roadmap to promote CRVS in the country. One initiative in this plan is to develop CRVS Model Districts (starting in 10 districts) throughout Pakistan and scale this to other areas during the next phase.

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