Unequal at Birth

Disparities in Birth Registration in East Asia and the Pacific

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UNICEF/UKLA2014 - 1831/Alcock

Highlights

135 million children in Asia and the Pacific remain unregistered, representing 59 per cent of the global total. Without birth registration, children may face exclusion from essential services such as health care, education, social services and protection. This paper shows that improving birth registration in the region and tackling inequities present in many national registration practices requires a comprehensive, multi-sector and multi-dimensional response.  

Unequal at Birth
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UNICEF East Asia & Pacific
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