Draft Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

Draft Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific

 
Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2012
Type: 
Official documents
Abstract

Regional Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, 3 December 2012 (DRAFT)

The present draft has been prepared by ESCAP with inputs from UN organizations and other development partners for the High-level Meeting on the Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, was held in Bangkok on 10-11 December 2012.

In response to ESCAP resolution 67/12 Improvement of civil registration and vital statistics in Asia and the Pacific, a Regional Strategic Plan (2012-2020) to support the strengthening of civil registration and vital statistics systems throughout the region. The plan was prepared by the ESCAP secretariat in collaboration with a Drafting Group consisting of UN agencies, NGOs, academic institutions and technical experts.

Participants at the 2012 High-level Meeting on CRVS reached consensus on the Regional Strategic Plan and it was subsequently endorsed by the Committee on Statistics at its third session in December 2012. Through resolution 69/15 ESCAP supported the Committee’s decision to endorse the Regional Strategic Plan and has urged for the actions of countries and development partners to be aligned with its 8 outcomes.

The Regional Strategic Plan is structured with 7 guiding principles on the conduct of its implementation and with 8 outcomes, each outcome containing a menu of possible country actions and regional support activities for governments and development partners to consider undertaking to achieve that outcome.

In preparation for the 2014 ministerial-level meeting on CRVS in Asia and the Pacific, the Regional Strategic Plan will undergo further development and consultations with member States and development partners.

Guiding principles
A. Countries take the lead
B. A stepwise approach
C. Flexibility and responsiveness
D. Consistency with international legal principles
E. Building on local expertise and strategies
F. Partnerships and coordination
G. Harmonization and alignment

Outcomes
A. Public awareness
B. Political commitment
C. Investments
D. Policies, legislation and implementation of regulations
E. Legal documentation
F. Statistics on vital events
G. Coordination among key stakeholders
H. Use of vital statistics

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