All about the VII CLARCIEV Meeting in Cancún, Mexico

10 octubre, 2010


The 7th meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Council of Civil Registry, Identity and Vital Statistics (CLARCIEV), held in Cancun, Mexico from October 12 to 15, 2010, brought together registrars from more than 15 countries of the region. Representatives of international organizations, civil society organizations, and companies working on civil registration also attended.

The meeting was organized by the Ministry of the Interior of Mexico with the support of the Civil Identity Program of the Organization of American States and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The main theme of the meeting was «Strategies to Guarantee the Right to Identity of People in Situation of Vulnerability». In this sense, the meeting provided a space that allowed the exchange of knowledge and experiences about the mechanisms that facilitate access to the civil registry for people in situations of vulnerability.

At the meeting, CLARCIEV member countries and international organizations reaffirmed their commitment to move towards a universal civil registry in order to guarantee the right to the identity of all people, strengthen democratic governance and facilitate the economic and social development of the region.

During the plenary session of CLARVIEV, member countries elected the Executive Committee for the period 2010-2012, electing Mexico as President and maintaining the Organization of American States as Executive Secretariat.

Cancun Declaration [In Spanish]

Ordinary Session Memorandum [In Spanish]

2010 CLARCIEV Executive Committe [In Spanish]

Meeting Agenda [In Spanish]

Participants List [In Spanish]


Session 1: Access to the right to identity of persons with different capacities

  • The importance of ensuring universal civil registration in populations with disabilities. Mercedes Carrillo, Department of Special Legal Programs of the OAS
  • Methods of access to identification for people with visual and hearing disabilities. Guillermo Moreno, President of the Latin American Union for the Blind
  • Strategies to guarantee the right to the identity of people with motor and mental disabilities. Engineer Myriam Arabian Couttolent, Technical Secretary of the National Council for People with Disabilities of Mexico
  • Technology for biometric capture in civil registries and identification. Sharon Sinclair, Director of the Civil Registry of Panama.
  • The ICCS experience. Carlos Lasarte, President of the International Commission on Civil Status
  • Experiences in Electronic Government Implementations. Civil registration cases of success – Multibiometry. NEC Diego Apugliese E-Gov Program Manager. NEC Argentina

OAS Symposium: Technologies applied to civil registration and identification and successful experiences in the region

  • Mexico. Manuel López Bernal, General Director of the National Registry of Population and Personal Identification and Carlos Alberto Acebedo Chaparro, Leader of the project of implementation of Identity Card in Graphic Workshops of Mexico
  • Brazil. Lander de Miranda Bossois. National Identification Institute of the Federal Police.
  • Chile. Patricio Minzón Friedemann. Legal Subdirector of the Civil Registry and Identification Service of Chile.
  • Ecuador. Paulo Rodríguez. Director of the Civil Registry.
  • Peru. José Eduardo Lecaros Duran. National registry of Identification and Civil Status.
  • Costa Rica. Ricardo Chavarria. Civil Registry of Costa Rica.
  • Statelessness and the right to identity. Andrea Brouillette-Rodríguez. Department of State, USA

Session 2: Business technology solutions for civil registration and identification

Session 3: The right to identity as the best interest of the child

Session 4: Right to Identity with a Gender Perspective

  • Investment and Development Policies with gender perspectives. Alejandro Lanus, Director of the Civil Registry of Buenos Aires.
  • Legislation on registration with a gender and filiation perspectiveAnel Townsend,  Género Perspective. Peru.
  • Empowerment of women through the right to identity. Ambassador Carmen Moreno, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Women.
  • Strategies for identifying internal and international migrants.  Pier M. Rossi-Longhi, Americas Office, International Organization for Migration.

Session 5: The problem of certifying the death

Session 6: Social inclusion, protection, and development through the right to identity