News & Events

16-19 Nov 2021
Second Ministerial Conference for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific begins on 16 November!

(Newsletter: CRVS Insight November 2021)

Between 16 – 19 November, ESCAP will be hosting the Second Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific. The Conference will be conducted virtually and live proceedings can be followed via the ESCAP YouTube platform.

On, readers can find a detailed programme with a breakdown of daily sessions, including a brief synopsis of the sessions and links to access them on YouTube, the agenda and official documents, including translations, as well as other relevant background documents for the Conference.

Additionally, in the lead up to the Conference, ESCAP is pleased to announce that member states, associate members and a wide variety of civil society organizations are organizing side events aimed at enhancing participants' knowledge base prior to the Conference. Most events will occur in the week leading up to the Conference with the exception of those events linked directly with formal sessions of the Conference. For Insight readers convenience, we are publishing the list in full below, but additional information including registration links and social media flyers can be found by clicking the link in the event title.

8 November 2021, 11:00-12:30 hrs

UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific - Birth Registration of Refugees in ESCAP Member States

8 November 2021 (postponed from 3 November), 14:30-16:00 hrs

Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Pakistan and the UNICEF Pakistan Office - Establishment of CRVS Sister Districts in SAARC Countries

9 November 2021, 12:00-13:30 hrs

ESCAP - Deaths in Asia and the Pacific: How many remain uncounted?

9 November 2021, 14:30-16:00 hrs

Vital Strategies Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative and partners - #CountingEveryone Through Leadership and Coordination

10 November 2021, 12:00-13:30 hrs

Vital Strategies, ESCAP and WHO South-East Asia Regional Office - Business Process Improvement- An Innovative Approach to CRVS System Strengthening

11 November 2021, 09:00-10:30 hrs

Vital Strategies, Global Health Advocacy Incubator, CDC Foundation and UNSD - Review and revision of CRVSID legal frameworks: An essential component of CRVS system strengthening

11 November 2021, 14:30-16:00 hrs

UNICEF - Unique Identifiers: How can we minimize the risk and maximize the benefits?

12 November 2021, 11:00-12:30 hrs

Vital Strategies, Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative and partners - Introducing an eLearning Course to Guide the Analysis and Use of Vital Statistics

12 November 2021, 14:30-16:00 hrs

World Vision International, CRC Asia and ESCAP - Count us in the Picture: Voices of Children and Youth on CRVS

15 November 2021 (postponed from 10 November), 14:30-16:00 hrs

Statistics Norway - Register-based Censuses

16 November 2021, 12:45-13:30 hrs

ESCAP - Deep dive on progress made during the first half of the Decade

17 November 2021, 08:45-09:30 hrs

Vital Strategies and WHO - Warm-up session: Health sector and civil registration and vital statistics

17 November 2021, 12:45-13:30 hrs

ESCAP, UNHCR, World Vision and CRC Asia - Warm-up session: Civil registration and vital statistics as an accelerator for the Sustainable Development Goals

18 November 2021, 08:45-09:30 hrs

UN Women, UNFPA, and ESCAP - Warm-up session: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality

18 November 2021, 12:45-13:30 hrs

UNICEF, World Bank, UNHCR and UNDP - Warm-up session: Legal identity

18 November 2021, 16:30-17:30 hrs

ESCAP - Ministerial Discussion: Stocktake at half-time in the shadow of the pandemic: Is Asia and the Pacific on track to achieve legal identity for all by 2030?

19 November 2021, 08:30-09:30 hrs

ESCAP - Pandemics, people and preparedness: ministerial roundtable on civil registration and vital statistics, COVID-19 and health

19 November 2021, 12:30-13:30 hrs

ESCAP - Ministerial roundtable: Building resilient CRVS systems – incorporating lessons from COVID-19 in the second half of the Asia-Pacific CRVS Decade

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