CRC Concluding Observations: Gabon, 2002

Published: 3/Apr/2002
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

CRC/C/15/Add.171

Twenty-ninth session

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

Concluding observations: Gabon

Birth registration

29. While taking note of the obligation to register officially all births and the process of computerizing these registries, the Committee remains concerned at the large number of children whose birth is not being registered.
30. In the light of article 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to strengthen its efforts to ensure that all children are registered at birth, including through awareness-raising campaigns, and consider facilitating procedures of birth registration.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: Central Africa, Gabon
Year: 2002