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11 Apr 2016
New commitments to improve CRVS
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The Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process and the International Parliamentary Union both recently passed resolutions on birth registration and CRVS. The declaration of the Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process underlined the need to address the root causes of irregular movement of persons and forced displacement and acknowledged the importance of civil registration in providing identity and basic protection for individuals.

Due to an alarming number of the world’s youngest people missing legal identity or the means of proving their identity, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) adopted a resolution at the 134th Assembly that identifies a series of measures that parliaments can take to improve the situation. This includes adopting laws that facilitate the issuance of birth certificates free of charge or at minimum cost. The resolution also calls for the implementation of mobile applications that allow authorized people to register births, for registry offices to be set up as close to people’s homes as possible, for women to be able to register children, and for registration to be digitized. See the press release by IPU here.
 

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