As part of the 52nd United Nations Statistical Commission, UNSD is organizing a side event for national statistical offices, international organizations and delegates of Permanent Missions to acquire a more detailed overview of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the functioning of civil registration and vital statistics worldwide, and more specifically through the lens of the UN Legal Identity Agenda (UN LIA).
Several topics will be discussed, such as (a) international standards for civil registration and statistics vital and its implementation in countries; (b) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operations and maintenance of civil registration and production of vital statistics; (c) the short-term and long-term consequences in the recording of vital events due to the pandemic, (d) ensuring universal civil registration of all events beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, (e) reporting on the UN LIA implementation in African pilot countries, and (f) partners' experiences in supporting UN LIA during the pandemic.
The event will take place on Friday, 26 February 2021, from 9:00 to 10:45 AM New York time, or 9:00 to 10:45 PM Bangkok time. You can join the meetings virtually here.
You can find more details here.