Civil registration provides legal identity and helps protect human rights.


Civil registration is the routine recording of vital events such as births, deaths and marriages.


Vital statistics are the population data generated from civil registration and are essential for development and planning.


CRVS provides important information for monitoring health status and improving health in the Pacific Islands


The Pacific Vital Statistics Action Plan aims to improve vital statistics in the Pacific region, and improve coordination between development partners

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Civil Registration (CR) is the compulsory, continuous, universal and permanent recording of vital events such as births and deaths. From these records, vital statistics (VS) on births, deaths, causes of death, fertility and mortality (and where migration data is also available – population estimates) can be produced for policy and planning. Where civil registration has a high level of both coverage and completeness, it is generally accepted to be the preferred source of vital statistics due to the ongoing and timely collection of data, and the ability to include cause of death information.

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Brisbane Accord Group Partners

Secretariat of the Pacific Community
World Health Organization
University of Quensland
Th e University of New South Wales
United Nations Population Fund
Queensland University of Technology
Pacific Health Information Network
Pacific Civil Registrars Network
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Fiji National University
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific