25 September 2017 - Nkhotakota — National Registration Bureau (NRB) is concerned that out of 6,439 babies born in Nkhotakota from March to August,2017, only 3,749 which represents 58 percent were registered.

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CAPE TOWN, 10 April 2017 - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to review why children born in South Africa to foreign parents are not automatically awarded citizenship by the Department of Home Affairs.

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14 October 2015 - Tanzania has launched a nationwide drive to help parents register their children's births by mobile phone so the government can better plan health, education and other public services.

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MONROVIA, 31 July 2015 - UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalisation and exclusion.

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11 December 2013 - On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately 1 in 3 of all children under-five around the world.

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19 April 2013 - At the first-ever Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) that concluded today in Bangkok, governments, UN and development agencies made a global Call to Action to ensure that all births, deaths and causes of death are registered everywhere in the world.

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This week, Malawi celebrates the start of a universal and compulsory birth registration process.

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Birth registration for every child has made it to the top of UN agenda following successful advocacy efforts led by global child rights organisation Plan International.

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An estimated 1.5 million children in Burundi are without birth certificates with those under five missing out on free medical care, but a nationwide campaign currently under way to register about 170,000 children under 18 in the next two months, could begin to change things.

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