Listen to Gloria Mathenge, SPC Social Statistician (Civil Registration and Vital Statistics) at the Statistics for Development Division and Lauren Moran, Assistant Director, Health and Vital Statistics at Australian Bureau of Statistics on this Pacific Regional workshop on Legal Identity & Identity Security.
The Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) in collaboration with the Public Health division of the Pacific Community (SPC) have organised a regional workshop on Legal Identity and Identity Security that held in Noumea, New Caledonia on the 8th to 10th of July 2019. The workshop aimed to review progress and to build momentum towards the achievement of target 16.9 of the global sustainable development agenda (which commits states to achieving universal legal identification), and to address critical issues surrounding the establishment of robust civil registration systems including reviewing the role of Health information systems.
This workshop was jointly organised by the Statistics and Public Health Division of the Pacific Community, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the World Health Organisation, the Pacific Civil Registrars Network and the Pacific Health Information Network, and is supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The workshop has bring together Registrar Generals and Health information officials from Pacific Island countries and Territories (PICTs). The workshop was organised in support of commitments made PICTs towards strengthening of their administrative data collection systems, for birth, death and cause of death data, as outlined in the Pacific Vital Statistics Action Plan and the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (TYPSS). The workshop further aligns to commitments made by PICTs towards the Asia and Pacific decade for civil registration and vital statistics (2012-2024) and the corresponding regional Action Framework.