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

Road Related Deaths

This week is Global Road Safety Week. Road traffic accidents and injuries are an important cause of premature deaths in the Pacific Islands, but are often poorly recorded in our cause of death data. This week provides an important opportunity for governments and agencies in the Pacific to highlight not only the importance of reducing preventable traffic-related deaths, but also to evaluate how to improve  our data collection to better monitor progress towards target 3.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals: By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

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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
Unicef
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