Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Ministerial Conference on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific

28 Aug 2014 to 29 Aug 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

Additional Organizers:
United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Plan International

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In order to pave the way for a successful outcome of the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific (24-28 November 2014, Bangkok), the Regional Preparatory Meeting is being convened for governments to:

(a) Review the draft outcome documents of the Ministerial Conference: a ministerial declaration and a regional action framework on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific;

(b) Identify key emerging issues related to CRVS to be considered during the Ministerial Conference.

The Regional Preparatory Meeting is co-organized by a partnership between ESCAP, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, WHO, the Asian Development Bank and Plan International.

Effective and sustainable improvement of CRVS systems is dependent on cooperation across multiple ministries, covering civil registration, health and statistics, among other areas. National delegations will thus comprise Permanent Representatives to ESCAP as well as senior government representatives from ministries of interior, home affairs, justice, health, planning and foreign affairs, national statistics offices and other relevant ministries.