Asia-Pacific Population Journal

For over two decades, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) has been taking the pulse of population and social issues unfolding in the region. Published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), APPJ brings out high quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles relevant for population policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific. Prominent population experts, award-winning demographers, as well as lesser known researchers have been contributing articles, documenting over the years the evolution of thinking in this important sphere.



It is our great pleasure to have the opportunity to advocate for the importance of civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) in this special issue of the Asia-Pacific Population Journal. The publication comes at an opportune moment, in time for the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, to be held in Bangkok from 24 to 28 November 2014. As the Chair and Vice-Chairs of the Regional Steering Group for CRVS in Asia and the Pacific, we are encouraged to see the growing momentum for improving CRVS systems strengthened through the “Get every one in the picture” Asia-Pacific initiative.


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