CRC Concluding Observations: Botswana, 2004

Published: 3/Nov/2004
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


Thirty-seventh session Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties under Article 44 of the Convention

Concluding observations: Botswana

Birth registration

34. While the Committee welcomes the amendments to the Birth and Death Registration Act of 1998 that ensures the compulsory registration of both, throughout the State party, it is concerned at the significant number of children who are not yet registered at birth, particularly in remote areas.

35. In the light of article 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to increase its efforts to ensure the registration of all children at birth, including through awareness-raising campaigns.

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Themes: International standards, Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: Southern Africa, Botswana
Year: 2004