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Bali Process Regional Support Office - UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Joint Webinar: Implementing the Recommendations of the Bali Process Projects on Civil Registration (14 July 2022)

 

“Implementing the Recommendations of the Bali Process Projects on Civil Registration”

Release and discussion of the Synthesis Report for the Bali Process Civil Registration Assessment Toolkit

14 July 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 hrs. (Bangkok Time)

 

RSO in collaboration with the UNHCR Bureau for Asia and the Pacific is organizing an online webinar on Implementing the Recommendations of the Bali Process Projects on Civil Registration", Zoom Platform, 14 July 2022, 11:00-12:30 (BKK time)

 

How to Join:

The webinar is open to all interested participants. Register for the event here.

 

Background and Purpose:

Gaps in civil registration and legal identity documentation expose people to a heightened risk to become victims of human trafficking. Therefore, the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process) and the UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (UNHCR RBAP) have for many years collaborated to promote universal civil registration. They have done so by helping Bali Process Member States to identify, and ultimately to address, inequalities regarding access to civil registration. To this purpose, they jointly engaged in the development of the “Bali Process Civil Registration Assessment Toolkit” and its roll-out through pilot projects in Thailand, Pakistan and Vietnam. By now, the three pilot projects have been concluded and a comparative report on the pilot projects has been produced. Based upon the three assessment reports from the pilot countries and the comparative analysis, the Bali Process Regional Support Office (RSO) and UNHCR RBAP would like to discuss with civil registration experts from the Bali Process Members States the way forward.

Guiding Questions:

  • How can the conclusions and recommendation from the pilot projects be put into practice?
  • Which national action plans and targets are envisaged?
  • Which of the lessons learned can be of use for other Bali Process Member States?
  • How can the “Bali Process Civil Registration Assessment Toolkit” further contribute to remove barriers to civil registration that affect marginalized and hard-to-reach population groups, as envisaged not only by Bali Process Member States, but also as the overarching goal of ESCAP’s “Asia and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade 2015 – 2024”?

Agenda and information of the speakers:

Time

Details

11:00 – 11:10

Introductory remarks

  • Mr. Sukmo Yuwono, Co-Manager (Indonesia), the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons & Related Transnational Crime
  • Dr. Matthias Reuss, Senior Statelessness Officer, UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

11:10 – 11:30

Conclusions and recommendations from the pilot projects

  • Comparative analysis by Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, UNHCR Senior Consultant

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11:30 – 11:55

Responses

  • Technical Advisory Group by Mr. Palash Kanti BalaRegistrar-General, Birth and Death Registration, Local Government Division, The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives, Bangladesh; and Mr. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Former Secretary to the Government, Member of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), and Current National Consultant, UNICEF Bangladesh
  • Thailand by Mr. Phitasuang Chanchaichat, Special Expert on Civil Registration Management, Bureau of Registration Administration, Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Interior (a primary speaker); and Ms. Sukanya Deeduaychat, Director of Non-Thai Civil Registration and ID Card Division, Bureau of Registration Administration, Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Interior
  • Vietnam by Mr. Nham Ngoc Hien, Deputy Director, Department of Civil Registration, Nationality and Authentication

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  • Pakistan by Dr. S. M. Mursalin, National Technical Advisor, Technical Support Unit (TSU) -CRVS, Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Islamabad

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11:55 – 12:25

Discussion on the next steps

  • Moderator: Dr. Matthias Reuss, Senior Statelessness Officer, UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

12:25 – 12:30

Concluding remark

  • Mr. David Scott, Co-Manager (Australia), the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons & Related Transnational Crime

Additional information on the speakers is available here

 

The VDO recording in English language version is available on Youtube at the BaliProcess RSO channel.

 

The VDO recording in Thai language version is available on Youtube at the BaliProcess RSO channel.

 

The VDO recording in Vietnamese language version is available on Youtube at the BaliProcess RSO channel.

 

The VDO recording in Bengali language version is available on Youtube at the BaliProcess RSO channel.

 

The VDO recording in Urdu language version is available on Youtube at the BaliProcess RSO channel.