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Bangkok - 11 Nov 2021

News Number: N/16/2021

Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

Photo credit: UN Photo/Bernardino Soares

Over 400 government ministers and senior officials, stakeholders from civil society and international organizations will convene next week to review how Asia and the Pacific have progressed in reaching national civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) goals and targets, which include the recording of all births, deaths, marriages and other vital events. 

The Second Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), will be held from 16 to 19 November 2021, and marks the mid-point in the Asia and the Pacific CRVS Decade (2015-2024).

This Conference will play a pivotal role as a catalyzer of solutions and recommitments to accelerate the development of national CRVS systems to ensure everyone is counted and their identity is formally recognized by law through the registration of their birth.

The outcome of the Conference will be a ministerial declaration that will set national commitments until the end of the Decade. 

Members of the media and public are invited to watch the proceedings online.

What:                Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

When:               16 to 19 November 2021

Key speakers:

  • Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
  • Nadhapit Snidvongs, Vice Minister of Interior, Thailand
  • Mikiko Otani, Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Gillian Triggs, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR
  • Michael Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Kamni Naidu, Administrator General, Ministry of Justice, Fiji, and Chair of the Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

For more information on the conference and session broadcasts, visit: https://getinthepicture.org/crvs-decade/second-ministerial-conference

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