Count Every Child – a global birth registration conference

Count Every Child – a global birth registration conference on Monday 16 November 2009, Victory Services Club, London.

Each year, 51 million children are not registered at birth, directly affecting their rights to health, education, welfare, employment and democracy. Lacking a birth certificate is a violation of children’s rights; it also means children are invisible for welfare support, health and education services. With no legal identity, children are increasingly vulnerable to trafficking, prostitution, hazardous labour, forced early marriage and becoming child soldiers.

Leading international children’s organisation, Plan, is holding a unique one day conference to explore all these issues and share the latest innovations and practice at local and national levels to explore ways in which to accelerate progress towards registering every child.

The conference, Count Every Child, will convene a critical audience of government representatives, policy makers, researchers, practitioners and donors. It will offer the opportunity to hear from and debate with leading experts, including practitioners from Pakistan, Indonesia, Paraguay and Burkina Faso to present case studies for information and discussion; keynote speeches from Professor Jaqueline Bhabha, Harvard University and Dr Hamid Rashid, UNDP and experts including Dr Susan Bissell, Head of Child Protection, UNICEF, Christine Beddoe, Director,  ECPAT UK, Interpol – Michael Moran,   Sylvia Denton, International Council of Nursing and the participation of Mia Harbitz from the InterAmerican Development Bank.

Please note this event is free, but delegates will be expected to cover their own costs to attend. Register by emailing Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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 Message posted by: Cezar Bazan. Plan International. 

Posted by the Childhood Email List at the Childhood Research and Policy Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London. To join this list or to post a message please send emails to

 No need to book a place, but if you have any queries, please contact Katherine Tyler,

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