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

Date: 
18 Apr 2013 to 19 Apr 2013
Location: 
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.