Convention on the Rights of the Child

Birth registration

Every child has the right from birth to a name, a nationality and to know and be cared for by parents.

UNICEF Image: Infographic on Birth Registration: From 2000 to 2010 global birth registration rose from 58% to 65%. But almost 230 million children under 5 have not been registered. That's 1 in 3 children who do not officially exist.
Every child has the right from birth to a name, a nationality and to know and be cared for by parents

Since the 1990s, awareness has been growing of the importance of promptly registering children’s births as an essential means of protecting their rights. Between approximately 2000 and 2010, global birth registration levels rose from 58 per cent to 65 per cent. Over the last 20 years, the number of countries with household survey data on birth registration has risen dramatically.

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