Conference Organizers

This conference was a result of a joint collaboration between the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Located at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada, the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems is a global knowledge hub on civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. It collaborates with organizations and experts to broker access to information and expertise, including global standards, tools, research evidence, and relevant good practice. Learn more about the Centre of Excellence and its work on CRVS systems.

Headquartered in New York (USA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. Learn more about UNICEF and its work on CRVS.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Health Organization (WHO)‘s mission is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. Learn more about WHO and its work on CRVS.

This conference was made possible with the support of the following Steering Committee Member organizations:


The conference organizers wish to acknowledge the following sponsors for their contributions and generous support:


A special note of thanks goes to IDRC’s management as well as staff in IDRC’s conference management team, grants administration division, corporate communications division and maternal and child health program, for supporting the organization of this event and facilitating its planning.