The Fourth Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Council of Civil Registry, Identity and Vital Statistics (CLARCIEV) was held in Lima, Peru, from 4 to 6 December. During this meeting, 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean discussed the advances and challenges of the systems of identification and civil registration in the continent. As explained by Jorge Yrivarren, the national head of the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (RENIEC), who currently chairs CLARCIEV, «In this meeting, we know the successes of other countries and we make known our own, and we learn from each other».
In this edition, which was named «The Legal Identity: 10 Meetings, 1 Regional Project», participated representatives from the Civil Registries of Mexica, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Peru and Paraguay. Also, international organizations such as the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the German GIZ Cooperation with the NGOs International Plan and Family Search.
The meeting presents good practices and technological developments in registration. Among them is the online elaboration of the Certificate of Born Live Electronic carried out by Uruguay and similar to the initiative that is being carried out in Peru. On the other hand, Mexico’s efforts to interconnect the civil registry systems of its 32 states were announced. «Each of the Mexican states is autonomous and its civil registries have their own normativity. If we can link these 32 different systems, why not interconnect the civil registries of CLARCIEV member countries? «, Said the representative of the National Registry of Population and Personal Identification (RENAPO) of Mexico, Mto. Roberto Zarate.
Finally, Lima Declaration was signed and can be downloaded here.
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