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Zambia signs agreement to host International Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics next month


ZAMBIA signs agreement to host International Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics next month.
ZAMBIA has signed the agreement to host the Fifth International Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS).
The Conference themed ‘’Innovation Civil Registration and Vital Statistics System: Foundation for Legal Identity Management’, will take place from 14th to 18th October, 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia.
Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, and Permanent Representative to the African Union, His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba signed the Agreement on behalf of Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Joseph Malanji.
Mr. Mwamba said the management of civil registration was an important pre-requisite to achieving the free movements of goods and people in Africa.
He said Zambia was privileged to host such an international conference and was committed to ensuring that the meeting was succesful.
He said it would be difficult to achieve the goals set out in the African Union Agenda 2063 and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) without countries having people with legal identity, proper and adequate statistics on trade and economics.
And African Union Commissioner for Economic Affairs His Excellency, Victor Harrison said no country can develop without adequate and correct statistical information.
He said the foethcoming hosting of the conference by Zambia  was testimony of the importance that the African continental body attached importance to capturing correct data as a tool for national development.
The Conference is being organised by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa , the African Development Bank and the Government of the Republic of Zambia.
Civil registration and vital statistics  (CRVS) system registers all births and deaths, issues  birth and death certificates, and compiles and disseminates vital statistics, including cause of death information.
It may also record marriages and divorces.
This is according to press statement issued Mrs. Inutu Mupango Mwanza, First Secretary-Press / Tourism at the Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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