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27 May 2022
Asia and the Pacific Adopts the Resolution on Implementation of the Ministerial Declaration for Building a More Resilient Future with Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
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(Newsletter: CRVS Insight June 2022)

On Friday 27 May 2022, members and associate members of ESCAP adopted the Resolution “Implementation of the Ministerial Declaration on Building a More Resilient Future with Inclusive Civil Registration and Vital Statistics" at the 78th Session of the Commission. This is a significant achievement as the resolution endorses the Ministerial Declaration adopted at the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS, held in November 2021, which reaffirms high-level commitments by governments on CRVS.

The resolution also requests a review of the CRVS Decade (2015-2024) at thr Third Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific in 2025. 

Bangladesh, China, Philippines, Viet Nam and others delivered formal statements on the importance of CRVS for sustainable development during agenda item 4 (j) at the Commission session. 

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