The Brisbane Accord Group (BAG) in collaboration with the Public Health division of the Pacific Community (SPC) is organising a regional workshop on Legal Identity and Identity Security that will be held in Noumea, New Caledonia on the 8th to 10th of July 2019. The workshop aims 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 is 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 will bring together Registrar Generals and Health information officials from Pacific Island countries and Territories (PICTs). The workshop is 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.