Third Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration

Promoting the use of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Support of Good Governance in Africa
09 February 2015 to 13 February 2015
Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire

The Third Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration will be held on 12th to 13th February 2015 in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire on the theme ‘Promoting the  use of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Support of Good Governance in Africa.’ The Conference will be preceded by be a three-day Expert Group Meeting (on 9th to 11th February 2015) that will deliberate on technical matters arising from the theme of the conference and engage in the preparation of draft resolutions and recommendations and other technical materials to be presented to the Ministerial forum. Read more...

Birth registration

Why is birth registration important?

Birth registration is the official recording of the birth of a child by the State. Every child born in a territory has the right to be registered at birth, as recognized inter alia in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read more ...

Registration of marriages and divorce

Why is the registration of marriages and divorce important?

The life events of marriage and divorce are part of the group of 10 vital events recommended by the UN for civil registration. After birth, death and foetal death, they are the second category of priority vital events that need to be accurately recorded. Read more...

Death registration

Why is death registration important?

Death is one of the priority vital events recommended by the United Nations for registration1.Death and Cause-of-death records are primary inputs for governance and development. Mortality statistics derived from these records provide critical evidence for health policy and planning. Read more ...

Past Conferences

Second Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration
Improving CRVS Institutional and Human Infrastructure
03 to 07 September 2012 Durban, South Africa

First Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration
Towards Improved Civil Status Information for Efficient Public Administration and Generation of Vital Statistics for National Development and MDGs Monitoring in Africa
13 to 14 August 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia