CRVS Decade

In 2014, governments and development partners around Asia and the Pacific recognized that many countries did not have universal and responsive civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. This lack of well-functioning systems hampered inclusive and sustainable development, as well as progress towards achieving development goals, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). In response, from 24-28 November 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand governments and development partners convened for the First Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific.

Attendees issued the Ministerial Declaration to "Get Every One in the Picture" in Asia and the Pacific, support the Regional Action Framework for CRVS and declare the CRVS Decade (2015-2024) as the time frame for which countries should achieve their shared vision that, "by 2024, all people in Asia and the Pacific will benefit from universal and responsive CRVS systems that facilitate the realization of their rights and support good governance, health and development".