The Regional Steering Group is responsible for overseeing and steering the implementation of the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, also acting as the custodian of the Asia and Pacific CRVS Decade (2015 - 2024).
With 22 representatives from member states and 8 development partners, the 30 members of the RSG encompass diverse regions and sectors including civil registration, statistics, health and planning, and was endorsed by the ESCAP Commission at its seventy-first session in May 2015. The group has met annually since its establishment in 2015 and will do so for a seventh time on the 18 and 19 May 2021, 13.00-16.00 (Bangkok time, GMT +7), in a virtual meeting.
The discussions will be focused on the preparation of the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific to take place in November 2021. The content of sessions and the advancement of the concept notes will be presented. The modalities of the conference as well as its outcomes will also be discussed by participants. The meeting will help streamlining preparations and gain traction for the conference.