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SIA to unveil details of new study to support the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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‘Civil Registry Consolidation through Digital Identity Management’ to be presented at the eID Conference in Washington on 29 September 2015.

 

Concluding its sixty-ninth session of the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, said its “crowning accomplishment” was the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a key goal of which is the provision of legal identity for all, including birth registration.

On 29 September, at the eID Conference in Washington, the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) will present a detailed study exploring how governments can deliver on the UN’s identity goals.

Identity is a key geopolitical issue. With a global population set to reach 11.2 billion by the end of the century, the ongoing European and Middle-East refugee crisis and with growing population mobility, the ability to provide unique, legal identities – stemming from accurate and secure birth registration – is crucial.

Knowing the identity, and the economic circumstances, of citizens is also central to the concept of wealth redistribution and a key factor in social inclusion and poverty reduction strategies.

Today, millions of people in low- and middle-income countries are denied access to the most basic state services and protection because of a lack of recognition of their existence.

The SIA is committed to bringing its expertise to support the UN Agenda - beginning with this detailed study of the challenges and opportunities in consolidating civil registry and vital statistics systems (CRVS) to make ubiquitous identity a reality across the world.

According to Frederic Trojani, Chairman of the Board at the SIA, the study will form an important part of its work to help governments define and deliver a path towards mature and secure civil registration and identity systems.

“Having conducted a comprehensive study on the link between CRVS and identity management, we are keen to share our initial findings for discussion and comment before final publication scheduled for early November. “The sheer importance of being able to accurately understand and address the challenges in this complex environment cannot be underestimated. Without success we as a global community cannot hope to effectively address poverty, migration issues and social inclusion across the world.”

Full details of the study entitled “Civil Registry Consolidation through Digital Identity Management” will be presented at the eID Conference in Washington on 29 September 2015.

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