This warm-up session was organized by UNICEF, World Bank, UNHCR and UNDP . It took place online on 18 November 2021, from 12:45 to 13:30 hrs, Bangkok time, before starting Agenda item 7.
The session featured an interactive discussion between panelists to share experiences of accessing and promoting legal identity with a focus on the experience of civil society organizations. It highlighted the role of civil registration in a country’s identity management systems, and looked at holistic approaches to the development of civil registration and vital statistics and legal identity systems in Asia and the Pacific. The discussion taking place during this session would help frame those that followed during Agenda item 7 of the provisional agenda.