Second Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration: Ministerial Statement

Published: 7/Sep/2012
Source: United Nations / African Union / African Development Bank

Durban, South Africa, 6-7 September 2012

15. We hereby resolve to:
a. Continue our efforts to develop appropriate policies and strategies to reform and improve our CRVS systems, and to mainstream them in national development plans and programmes, taking into consideration the specific circumstances of our countries. In this regard, we commit to urgently develop costed national plans of action on CRVS that reflect individual country priorities based on comprehensive assessments to be undertaken with the support of the Secretariat and partner organizations;

b. Formulate laws and policies that ensure timely and compulsory registration of all vital events occurring within our countries, with guarantees of equal access to the system for all persons, regardless of nationality or legal status. In this regard, we commit to continue our efforts in revising and updating civil registration and statistical legislation in our respective countries in line with regional and international guidelines and taking into account the evolving needs and innovations;


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English: Durban Ministerial Statement_CRVS 2012 En

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Themes: African standards, Birth Registration
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2012