6 Feb 2018

Pacific countries to share data easily with new network

From , 4:03 pm on 6 February 2018

A single civil registration network has been established to ensure stronger data sharing on births, deaths and marriages around the Pacific..

The Pacific Civil Registrars Network is part of a global movement to increase registrations of vital events, as globally nearly half of the 128 million babies born each year go unregistered.

The network looks after 19 countries in the region and New Zealand's registrar-general Jeff Montgomery spoke with Sela Jane Hopgood on the need for it.

Registers of births, deaths and marriages for people of British descent born in Tonga.

Photo: RNZ/ Sela Jane Hopgood