Posted by: APO | 2 April 2008

Ethiopia in preparation for the registration of Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce


Consultative Workshop on the Preparation for the Establishment of Vital

Events Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Registration System in



UN Conference Center, Addis Ababa

April 3 – 4, 2008



Who – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Ministry of Women’s

Affairs and other government and non-government organizations


What – Ethiopia is one of the countries that do not have a functional

national or regional legislation for the registration and

certification of births, deaths, marriages and divorces that

are critical in safeguarding basic human rights that the

country stipulated in its Constitution and in the conventions

and resolutions that the country has endorsed. Therefore, the

consultative workshop will bring together all initiatives and

efforts performed in the past to support the re-drafting

process of the draft proclamation for the establishment of the

registration of vital events and the organizational structure

for the vital registration and statistics systems.


When – Thursday 3 – Friday 4 April, 2008


Where – Addis Ababa, at the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC)

located at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

(UNECA) Compound.


Media Engagement opportunities;


Media Briefing with Key spokespersons on Thursday, 3 April 2008 from

10:30 – 11:00 a.m., at UNCC


Media Alert: Ethiopia in preparation for the registration of Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce


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