Menu

CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

News & Events

18 Mar 2021
8th Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development kicks off soon!
TAGS

The 8th Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (APFSD) is taking place next week between 23 - 26 March 2021 with the theme of Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and the Pacific".

The 8th APFSD is an annual and inclusive intergovernmental forum and regional platform for supporting countries, in particular those with special needs, in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG), while also serving as a regional preparatory meeting to the High-Level Political Forum.

And this 8th APFSD provides a particularly exciting opportunity for members of the Asia-Pacific CRVS Community to engage regional development stakeholders in their respective spaces and showcase the important role CRVS systems play in enabling them to reach development milestones. 

First, on 25 March from 12:15 - 13:45 (Bangkok time), the Registrar-General of New Zealand, in conjunction with the Regional Steering Group for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific and ESCAP, will host a side event entitled Invisibility in COVID-19 Times, Mid-term and Mid-crisis: Are we getting every one in the picture through civil registration. The side event will focus on disparities in coverage of hard-to-reach and marginalized populations while also making the case for why individuals need legal identity credentials to access healthcare (including vaccinations), education, economic opportunities, and representation. 

This event will be moderated by Jeff Montgomery from New Zealand. Speakers include:

  • Kamni Naidu, Administrator-General, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Fiji
  • Mohammed Shahidul Islam, Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Division, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka
  • Benuel Lenge, Director, Department of Civil Registry and Vital Statistics, Vanuatu
  • Nazaria binti Baharudin, Deputy Chief Statistician, Technical Development and Social Office, Department of Statistics Malaysia

Please register here

Additionally, on 24 March from 10:00 - 12:00 (Bangkok time), a SDG Roundtable will be discussing the importance of SDG 16 - Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions in enabling countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda. To register for this event please complete the registration form here.

Finally, the schedule for many other Side Events and Roundtables relevant to the CRVS community can be found here on the APFSD website

Printer Friendly, PDF & Email

More News

13 April 2020

Maintaining operational continuity of CRVS systems is always important. An individual’s legal…

13 April 2020

In the build up to the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS, the ESCAP CRVS team has published an…

17 March 2020

OpenCRVS is an open-source, digital CRVS system designed for low-resource settings. The system…

17 March 2020

On 18 March 2020, Pakistan's Technical Support Unit in the Ministry of Planning Development &…

17 March 2020

In an effort to raise awareness for the upcoming Ministerial Conference in October, ESCAP's…

17 March 2020

Following the recent meeting of the Global CRVS Group on 2 March, in New York, the Global CRVS…

17 March 2020

In good news from Kazakhstan, the Kazakh government recently amended the "Code on Marriage and…

22 January 2020

Announced near the end of 2019, Thailand Department of Provincial Administration created 10…

22 January 2020

On December 9, 2019 the United Nations Statistics Division co-chaired the meeting of the newly…

22 January 2020

Strengthening CRVS in Pakistan is a top priority for the new Government. The Technical Support Unit…