The Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)

18 Apr 2013 to 19 Apr 2013
Bangkok, Thailand

The Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 18-19 April, 2013 under the theme of 'Make Every Life Count'. Organized by the World Health Organization and Health Metrics Network in collaboration with ESCAP and a range of other organizations from within and outside of the UN system, the objectives were:.

1. To galvanize multi-stakeholder support to CRVS as a priority development agenda;
2. To demonstrate the value of regional platforms to support country progress on CRVS systems strengthening and share lessons learned;
3. To explore innovations in CRVS systems and their potential for scaling up;
4. To agree on the priority actions moving forward for development partners involved in civil registration and vital statistics, through a Bangkok Statement, outlining and action plan for strengthening country civil registration and vital statistics systems.

The outcome of the Global Summit on CRVS was the Bangkok Call to Partner Action.