BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 16 (IPS) – Most countries in the Asia-Pacific region are on track to reach universal birth registration by 2030: an incredible achievement and a significant milestone in realizing human rights and equality. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed, many weaknesses remain in official recording systems, creating gaps in knowledge about the population and affecting how authorities respond to crises and reach those in greatest need.Read the full story, “Push for Civil Registration Set to Hit Key Milestone in Asian and Pacific Countries”, on →