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Theme: ‘Accelerating a coordinated improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) for implementation and monitoring development in Africa: Review of progress and the way forward.’
The African Union Commission, with the support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Republic Islamic of Mauritania, is organizing the Fourth Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration from 7 to 8 December 2017 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The Conference is also supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Health Organisation (WHO), Plan International and INDEPTH Network, PARIS21 and Secretariat of Africa Symposium on Statistical Development.
The Conference, in addition to convening all African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration, will also invite the Ministers of Health as per the second Ministerial Conference resolutions. It will also be attended by Heads of Civil Registration Offices and Heads of National Statistics Offices, representatives of regional and international organizations including the UN agencies, and representatives of selected non-governmental organizations.
The overall objective of the session is to discuss possible ways of making strategic shifts to move the Africa Programme on Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems to the next level of maturity by taking stock of the Programme achievements so far and the challenges encountered.
Specifically, the objectives will be to:
The fourth session is expected to result in the following: