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International Meeting seeks to close birth registration gap

Panama will host the Second Regional Conference on the Right to Identity and Universal Birth Registration, to be held this September 21 and 22. This meeting will serve to reinforce the commitment of the region’s countries and achieve the universal, free and timely birth registration of all the children of the Americas by 2015, with special attention for the most excluded ones.

WHAT?: Second Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Right to Identity and Universal Birth Registration. At this conference, the achievements made to date will be analyzed and the strategies for achieving universal registration reviewed. The main themes addressing birth registration will be legislation and public policies, integration of services, social inclusion, partnerships and awarenessraising.

WHO?: This conference, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UNICEF, the Organization of American States (OAS), and Plan International, with the collaboration of the Electoral Tribunal of Panama, will be attended by more than 200 representatives of governments, civil registrars’ offices, civil society and experts in this field from more than 25 countries.

WHERE?: Hotel Intercontinental Miramar, Panama City

WHEN?: September 21 and 22, 2011

NOTE: Journalists wishing to participate in the inauguration on the morning of September 21 and the closing session on September 22 must send an email to isanchez@unicef.org

For information, or to coordinate an interview with the participants, please get in touch with any of the press contacts:

UNICEF: Irene Sánchez, Communications Specialist.
Tel +507 64060165 Email: isanchez@unicef.org

Plan Intl.: Marti Ostrander, Communications Specialist
Tel + 507 66707718 Email: Marti.Ostrander@plan-international.org

IDB: Angela Fúnez, Communications Specialist
Tel +507-206-0912 Email: angelaf@iadb.org

Tribunal: Jorge Bravo, Sub-Director of Information and Public Relations Tel.+507 62150397
Email: jbravo@tribunal-electoral.gob.pa

OAS: María Pomes, Communications Specialist
Email: mpomes@oas.org

 

 
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