Ministerial Conference on Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific Region, 24-28 November, Bangkok.
A major conference is being held in Bangkok to address the issues of birth registration as a means to protect people and to reduce statelessness. The conference will be webcast and concerned indivduals and organisations may participate online.
The majority of countries in Asia and the Pacific do not have universal and responsive CRVS systems that meet relevant international standards. This hampers inclusive and sustainable development in the region and progress towards achieving internationally agreed development goals such as the MDGs. In response, governments and development partners in the region have come together as part of the Get every one in the picture regional initiative.
Get every one in the picture aims to accelerate and focus efforts to improve CRVS systems in the region by forging political commitment, regional cooperation and accountability, facilitating exchange of knowledge and technical assistance, raising awareness, development of innovations and making tools and resources available.
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