In May 2015, members and associate members of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific endorsed the Ministerial Declaration to “Get Every One in the Picture” in Asia and the Pacific and the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, and declared the Asian and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade, 2015-2024. To support national activities to improve civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS), the overall implementation of the Regional Action Framework is guided by the Regional Steering Group for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, supported by a diverse regional network of development partners. In this report, the Regional Steering Group presents a regional baseline analysis of the status of CRVS in the region and progress in implementing the Regional Action Framework, drawing on reports on national targets and baseline data that members and associate members have submitted to the secretariat. It focuses on Governments’ progress in taking the implementation steps contained in the Regional Action Framework and provides an overview of the targets and baselines of the three goals of the Ministerial Declaration. Based on the analysis of the key challenges in the initial implementation, the Regional Steering Group provides recommendations to advance the region’s progress towards achieving the goals of the Ministerial Declaration.
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Seventy-second session Bangkok, 15-19 May 2016 Item 3 (h) of the provisional agenda * Review of issues pertinent to the subsidiary structure of the Commission, including the work of the regional institutions: statistics