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1 By Richmond Tiemoko Population Dynamic Policy Advisor UNFPA – East and Southern Africa Region

2 The outcome of the negotiations on post 2015 is expected to have different components i) Political Declaration; ii) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and Targets iii) Means of Implementation and new Global Partnership and; iv) Monitoring and Reporting framework for the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Disaggregated data by sex, age, locality is critical to the post 2015 development agenda. To implement SDGs we need to improve the availability of and access to data and statistics disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, etc.; Without comprehensive CRVS, the data revolution may just be … data evolution (without R). Updated Vital statistics including cause of death is the way to improve women’s health and reduce the unacceptably high maternal mortality.

3 The United Nations General Assembly will begin negotiations in January 2015 on the outcomes for the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Currently Member States, under the leadership of the Permanent Representatives of Ireland and Kenya, are negotiating modalities and scope for the negotiations, which are expected to continue till the adoption of a comprehensive Post 2015 Development Agenda by world leaders in September/October The outcome of the negotiations is expected to have different components i) Political Declaration; ii) Sustainable Development Goal and Targets iii) Means of Implementation and new Global Partnership and; iv) Monitoring and Reporting framework for the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

4 Post-2015 is critical for Africa’s agenda 2063 – relevance and future of the will depend on our collective and personal involvement to mobilize member states and build strategic partnership with various stakeholders. For Africa to perform in the context of Post-2015, we would need to review, improve and innovate in civil registration and vital statistics; be focus and willing to deliver and to change our mindset (from reactivity to pro-activity) toward vital statistics while investing considerably in young people.

5 Post 2015 is an intergovernmental negotiation process aiming to prepare/develop the new post-2015 development framework to replace the MDGs Rio+20 Post-2015 ongoing process since Rio+20 (2012) Rio+20 outcome document set out a mandate to establish an OWG on SDGs Rio+20 : People are at the Centre of sustainable development and promised to strive for a world that is just equitable and inclusive.. a world without distinction of any kind such as age, sex, disability, culture, race or other status. Rio+20 reaffirmed the commitment to fully implement ICPD Plan of action;

6 According to UN/DESA 2014 publication Population and vital statistics report,: The availability of detailed vital statistics for a country or area illustrates national capacity in the compilation of these statistics from civil registration systems Out of 238 countries or areas, the latest available figure for live births refers to year 2009 or later for 146 countries or areas (61 per cent); to year 2007 or 2008 for 25 countries or areas (11 per cent) and to an earlier year for 32 countries or areas (or 13 per cent). No data for live births are available for 35 countries or areas (or 15 per cent) for the period The availability of data on (total) deaths is similar. However, data on infant deaths are somewhat less recent. Only 9 countries in Africa are reported to have at least 90 percent completeness of live birth registration and 7 countries record 90% completeness of death registration Source:

7 Important progress made. Despite this progress, only six African countries are on track to achieve the MDG5 goal of improving maternal health by Today, more than 60 per cent of women – 181,000 out of 289,0001 women globally – who die annually from pregnancy related causes, are African women. So why are so many African women dying in pregnancy and childbirth? Much of the reasons are related to civil registration and the protection of the rights of the women and the girl child.

8 2014: Negotiations on SDGs through OWG co-facilitated by Kenya and Hungary: Main outcomes of OWG is a Report with 17 SDGs goals and 180 targets (all 17 goals relevant to population and development)

9 Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages 3.1 by 2030 reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births 3.8 achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all This cannot be achieved without a revolution in the production and use of vital statistics

10 Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all 4.5 by 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations. Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 5.1 end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere 5.3 eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations (withtut CR and VS we cannot establish the age of the child and without VS we cannot address the issue)

11 Goal 16:Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development 16.3 promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and ensure equal access to justice for all 16.9 by 2030 provide legal identity for all including birth registration 16.b promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

12 Challenges -No or limited data or factual evidence to be used on Post Limited collaboration between the various stakeholders -Limited resource for vital statistics.

13 APAI_CRVS Institutionalization of the conference of Ministers for CRVS  Decade of Statistical Development: Revolutionising Censuses and Civil Registration and Vital Statistics towards Africa Agenda 2063”  Investment on data revolution and CRVS. NB: The Secretary- General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) met with the UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon to hand over their report 'A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development'

14 There is no data Revolution without vibrant and strong vital statistics I thank you for your attention


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