Improving vital statistics systems

Within the framework of the International Programme for Accelerating the Improvement of Vital Statistics and Civil Registration Systems, the UN DESA’s Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA), is organizing a Workshop on the Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev. 3, for English-speaking African countries.

The workshop will be hosted by UN-ECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2 to 5 December. Its main purpose is to provide guidance to countries on the implementation of the new revision of the UN recommendations for the collection and compilation of vital statistics at national level through civil registration and other sources such as population censuses, sample surveys, population registers, and health records, at the same time providing full overview of contemporary international statistical standards and requirements.

At the same time, the event will offer an opportunity for statisticians, on the one side, and civil registrars, on the other, to directly interact and exchange experiences and practices using national civil registration and vital statistics systems as a framework.

For more information: UN DESA’s Statistics Division