The Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, which took place in Bangkok from 24 to 28 November 2014, declared the Asian and Pacific CRVS Decade, 2015-2024, and entrusted the Regional Steering Group with overseeing the implementation of the Regional Action Framework on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific. The first meeting of the Regional Steering Group, took place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok from 28 to 30 July 2015.
The objectives of the first meeting of the Regional Steering Group were to:
1. Decide on approaches and modalities for providing regional support to the implementation the Regional Action Framework on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific,
2. Review draft guidelines for the implementation of the Regional Action Framework and discuss the development of further tools and research to support the improvement of the CRVS systems,
3. Develop the programme of work for the Regional Steering Group for the period 2015-2019.