From September 10 to 12, Mexico’s National Population and Personal Identification Registry attended a regional workshop in Santiago de Chile, on the use, completion and quality of statistics on births and deaths, thus strengthening administrative registries with a focus on following up on the Agenda 2030 and the Montevideo Consensus.
The general objective of this workshop was to strengthen the capacities of the institutions responsible for vital statistics in measuring the completeness and quality of these statistics, in accordance with the recommendations of the United Nations and the particularities of Latin America, and to promote the use of such statistics in order to contribute to their improvement.
The specific objectives were:
- To facilitate the exchange of experiences and technical discussion between countries by identifying good practices to ensure completeness and quality.
- To identify the potentials of statistics on births and deaths in order to monitor the goals of Agenda 2030 and the Montevideo Consensus.
- To publicize the recommendations of the United Nations regarding the evaluation of the completeness and quality of statistics on births and deaths.
- To understand different techniques for evaluating the completeness and quality of vital statistics and their applicability in the region.
- To establish, jointly with the countries, recommendations regarding the subject matter.
Mexico’s participation in this workshop was important to allow the exchange of best practices with all national and international organizations in charge of updating population estimates and projections through the compilation of vital statistics, thus achieving mutual benefit.
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