CRC Concluding Observations: Sierra Leone, 2008

Published: 20/Jun/2008
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

CRC/C/SLE/CO/2

Birth registration

33. The Committee welcomes the various measures taken to promote birth registration of all children. It notes with concern, however, that the birth registration rate continues to be low, particularly in the rural areas.

34. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and strengthen its efforts to register all children with a special focus on children in the rural areas, including by providing the opportunity for late registration free of charge, mobile registration centres and financial assistance.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: West Africa, Sierra Leone
Year: 2008