CRVS Insight February 2022

Newsletters, 2022
CRVS Insight February 2022



  • The 53rd session of the Statistical Commission will be held online 1-4 March 2022. Agenda item 3f is on Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Statelessness statistics.
  • The 9th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) will be organized on 28-31 March 2022 with the theme of "Building back better from COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific”. Side events can be organized and sponsored by Member States, UN agencies, other Intergovernmental organizations, accredited Civil Society Organizations or other stakeholders.
  • The 78th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will be held in a hybrid modality from 23 to 27 May 2022 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and online. Guided by the theme “A common agenda to advance sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific”, the annual session will be an opportunity to discuss and shape the future of regional cooperation centred around a new form of multilateralism and regional cooperation. The outcomes of the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific will be highlighted during the session.
  • The 8th meeting of the Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific will be organized online, on 9 and 10 March 2022, at 13:00-16:00 Bangkok time (GMT+7). Members have been invited directly. Interested observers can contact the ESCAP CRVS team on [email protected]


  • Between 15 - 17 December 2021, the United Nations Statistics Division hosted the Expert Group Meeting on the Draft Handbook on Registers-Based Population and Housing Censuses with the aim of reviewing the draft handbook and providing input and guidance on the content. The purpose of this handbook is to strengthen the capacity of national statistical offices and census agencies on the process of transitioning from the traditional census methodology to other approaches involving the use of administrative registers and/or sources. Once finalized, the handbook will become a component of the United Nations methodological framework for population and housing censuses.
  • A recent blog by ESCAP highlighted the importance of CRVS and the outcomes of the Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific. The blog, entitled: Building a more resilient future with inclusive civil registration and vital statistics outlines the key commitments made during the Conference.
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