CRVS Insight April 2021

Newsletters, 2021
CRVS Insight April 2021



  • The Institute for Statelessness and Inclusion is conducting an online version of the Statelessness
    Summer Course
    which will run between 12 - 23 July 2021. The course is being offered as a four hour daily programme over a two-week period where attendees statelessness issues and the right to a nationality. The deadline for application is 11 April 2021 and to learn more, including cost and
    registration processes, please visit the course catalog on ISI's website.
  • The seventh meeting of the Regional Steering Group for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific will take place online on 18 and 19 May. Following on the Partnership meeting that happened on 6 April, the RSG will serve as a platform of discussion to finalize the preparations for the Ministerial Conference to happen in November. Sessions, preparatory documents and desired outcomes for the conference will be examined and deliberated. You can find more information here.


  • UN ESCAP has just released its flagship publication, the Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report for 2021. The report not only analyses progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific, as well as its five subregions, it also assesses the availability of data and the remaining gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. For more information and to download a copy of the Report please visit the UN ESCAP website here.
  • As part of the Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development 2021, UN ESCAP helped organize a side-event dedicated to the importance of civil registration in times of crisis, including the current one. The recording and presentations can be found here. The general summary of discussions at the forum also highlight the importance of universal registration to achieve legal identity for all and to advance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
  • In preparation of UN ESCAP's 77th Commission session to take place from 26 to 29 April, the
    secretariat has prepared a note presenting the situation in the region at the midterm of the CRVS
    Decade, and highlighting the importance of CRVS in responding to crises such as COVID-19 and its links to the 2030 Agenda, especially with regards to the principle of leaving no one behind. For more information on the session and versions of the note in Russian, Chinese and French, please visit this page.
  • The Philippine Statistics Authority has recently published statistics on death and causes of death, with updated data for 2019 and new data for 2020. These reports, though preliminary, offer an overview of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and provide key insight for governance.
  • Geostat, the national statistical office of Georgia, has recently published its summary of Vital Statistics for 2020. It offers a comprehensive overview of births, deaths, marriages and divorces in the country, based on civil registration records.
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