• 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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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.

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.




Advocacy Materials, Meeting Documents, UN Official Documents, 2015