CRC Concluding Observations: Uganda, 2005

Published: 23/Nov/2005
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


Fortieth session Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties under Article 44 of the Convention

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Uganda

Birth registration

37. The Committee notes with appreciation that the delegation underscored the importance of birth registration, but it is deeply concerned at the fact that a very large number of children are neither registered at birth nor at a later stage.

38. In the light of article 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to strengthen and further develop measures to ensure that all children born within the national territory are registered by, inter alia, making birth registration easy and free and by introducing mobile units, especially in rural and remote areas and IDP camps.  The Committee further urges the State party to proceed with the registration of those children who have thus far not been registered.

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Themes: International standards, Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: East Africa, Uganda
Year: 2005