The Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) is a consortium of agencies with a principal aim of coordinating partner support and maximizing investments made towards supporting the improvement of civil registration and vital statistics systems in Pacific Island countries and territories. Activities of BAG are guided by the Pacific Vital Statistics Action Plan (PVSAP), which sits under the Ten-Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS) 2011-2020. This Plan has been recently succeeded by the Strategic Framework for Pacific Statistics 2022-2030 (TYPSS II).
This meeting is being organised by the Pacific Community (SPC), in collaboration with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Pacific Civil Registrars Network (PCRN), Pacific Health Information Network (PHIN), and other partners. It will follow the meeting of the PCRN on 20-22 March 2023, also in Suva, and precede the meeting of the PHIN on 28-30 March 2023 in Nadi, Fiji.
The main objectives are to:
- Provide an update on the activities undertaken by BAG partners to support Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) under the Pacific Vital Statistics Action Plan (PVSAP)
- Review and document progress against commitments made by PICTs towards the Regional Action Framework (RAF) for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific in line with the Asia and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade (2015–2024)
- Identify needs and areas that require additional support
Agree on the next phase of implementation of the PVSAP in line with the Strategic Framework for the Development of Pacific Statistics 2022-2030 (TYPSS II)