The Third Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration will be held on 12th to 13th February 2015 in Abidjan, 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...
Experts Group Meeting
Conference of Ministers
- CRVS: Data that Count for Africa-PARIS 21 (Open) 9:00-10:00am
- Development of CRVS digitisation guidelines-Regional Core Group (Closed) 10:00-12:00pm
- Launch of General Comment on Article 6 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (Closed) 2:30-3:30pm
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 ...
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...