Publications



Principles and Recommendations

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Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, Rev.3 PDF

Handbooks

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Handbook on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems: Management, Operation and Maintenance, Rev. 1 PDF
Handbook on Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management Systems: Communication for Development PDF (English)
PDF (French) PDF (Spanish)

Guidelines

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United Nations Legal Identity Agenda Task Force Guidelines: Maintaining Civil Registration and Vital Statistics during the COVID-19 Pandemic (living document, to be updated)

Tenue de l'état civil et des statistiques de l'état civil pendant la pandémie de COVID-19: Recommandations aux autorités d'enregistrement des faits de l'état civil afin d'assurer la continuité opérationnelle pendant le COVID-19 et de permettre la production continue de statistiques d'état civil complètes
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PDF (French)
Guidelines on the Legislative Framework for Civil Registration, Vital Statistics and Identity Management PDF
Implementation of the United Nations Legal Identity Agenda: United Nations Country Team Operational Guidelines

Mise en æuvre de l'Agenda des Nations Unies sur l'identité juridique : Directives opérationnelles pour les équipes de pays des Nations Unies
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PDF (French)

Papers

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Compendium of data protection and privacy policies and other related guidance within the United Nations organization and other selected bodies of the international community
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Free Movement Zones: Guide for issuance and border management
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Knowledge Series 1
Population registers:
Definitions and conceptual framework
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Civil registration: Maintaining international standards in emergencies
This is a preview of the draft paper. The final version will be published by the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems at International Development Research Centre in their forthcoming Compendium of CRVS in Conflict and Emergencies.
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Impact of COVID-19 on registered numbers of deaths: An example of excess deaths PDF
Paper for the Fifth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration United Nations Legal Identity Agenda: fulfilling the promise to leave no one behind PDF
Guidance to UNDP Country Offices on the privacy, data protection and broader human rights dimensions of using digital technologies to combat Covid-19 PDF
United Nations Strategy for Legal Identity for All (Draft) PDF

Reports

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The Population and Vital Statistics Report PDF