Child Protection

Overview - Child Protection

Our response - Child Protection


Our response - Birth Registration for all

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(Continued from Overview - Birth Registration for all)

UNICEF supports Government of Indonesia initiatives to fix the birth registration system so that it can generate accurate vital statistics and safeguard the legal status of children. UNICEF, along with other partners, has also been urging local governments to implement regulations on free-of-charge birth registration. UNICEF is currently focusing on 18 districts nationwide, encouraging the local population 18 years of age and under to register free of charge for birth certificates.

UNICEF has been working to strengthen government capacity to increase civil registration and to implement local registration laws. UNICEF also supports advocacy programmes to increase public demand for birth certificates and raise awareness about their importance.

UNICEF and its local partners also operate registration, tracing and reunification programs for children who were separated from their families, and provide psychological and social support to children in conflict- and disaster-affected provinces, including Aceh and North Sumatra.



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