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

Workshop to Review and Update National CRVS Plans

This workshop is an opportunity for selected Pacific Island countries to review and update their national Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) plans in alignment
to global, regional and national priorities. The workshop focuses at evaluating progress realized in the development of the CRVS Systems over the past five years and reviewing
and/or setting goals and priorities for 2017 onward. The workshop also provides an opportunity for countries to learn from New Zealand civil registry practices, and for
country peers to share knowledge and experiences in CRVS. Participants include representative of National Registry Offices, National Statistics Offices and the Ministry of

Participating countries will include American Samoa, Cook Islands, Nauru, Niue, Tokelau and Tuvalu.

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