Presentation on theme: "UNICEF Social Protection Work an overview Show and Tell on Social Protection Bonn, 2011 UNICEF and social protection – Rationale: Equity approach Social."— Presentation transcript:
UNICEF Social Protection Work an overview Show and Tell on Social Protection Bonn, 2011 UNICEF and social protection – Rationale: Equity approach Social protection and children – Child-Sensitive Social Protection – Guiding Principles – On-going work – Agenda for action – Work with Partners: Social Protection Floor Presentation Outline Birth Registration Kendra Gregson Senior Advisor, Child Protection
Source: Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and trends in birth registration, UNICEF, New York, 2013. 230 million children < 5 are not registered
Trends Evidence illustrates that in the last 10 years there has been an overall increase in birth registration rates from 58%-65%, with increases being most significant in East and Southern Africa. Current projections are being calculated to determine when complete birth registration could be achieved and the corresponding investments that are required to do so. REGION% increase 2000-2010 West and Central Africa10% East and Southern Africa36% Middle East and North Africa-2% South Asia29% East Asia and Pacific (excluding China)13% Latin America and Caribbean10% CEE/CIS4%
UN documents and resolutions High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda 2013 ‘A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development’ -Ensure good governance and effective institutions -Indicator - Provide free and universal legal identity, such as birth registrations Human Rights Council Resolutions: – 2012 - Birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law – reminder of obligations – 2013 – Birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law – calls for action UNHCR Ex Com Conclusion on Civil Registration (17 Oct. 2013) – advocates for free birth registration Human Rights Council ‘Report on birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law’ (upcoming) Secretary-General’s Guidance Note on Birth Registration (upcoming)
Commitments Latin America and the Caribbean 100% birth registration by 2015 Africa Improve coverage, completeness and timeliness; Costed CRVS plans in all countries (supply, coordination, demand) General Comment on article 6 of the ACRWC (upcoming) Asia Improve coverage, completeness of civil registration by 2020 Characteristics of BR registration are being accepted: Within the Civil Registry Free Continuous, permanent and available Universal in coverage Confidential Timely and accurate (compulsory)
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