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Stories of how birth registration has changed people's lives and Plan's work on ensuring children all over the world are registered after birth.

Why Obama's ‘scrap of paper’ is the real star of the show

Why Obama's ‘scrap of paper’ is the real star of the show

April 27, 2011: The furore over President Obama's birth certificate has highlighted the power of this small scrap of paper

Street children report launched at the UN

Street children report launched at the UN

March 2011: The new report highlights the dangers and challenges street children face and how their rights have been ignored by governments and the international community.

Registering more children in Cameroon

Registering more children in Cameroon

February 2011: Plan Cameroon has launched the second phase of its birth registration campaign to provide more children with birth certificates.

What Haiti needs now: safety, schooling and jobs

What Haiti needs now: safety, schooling and jobs

January 10, 2011: One year after the devastating earthquake, see how Plan has been helping children and families to rebuild their lives and what we are calling for.

Plan launches Universal Birth Registration in Liberia

Plan launches Universal Birth Registration in Liberia

December 2010: December 2010 - The program is an important step towards achieving the fundamental right of every child to a name and nationality at birth.

UK journalist wins top award for UBR story

UK journalist wins top award for UBR story

July 2010: A UK journalist has won a coveted international award for her report on Plan’s Universal Birth Registration campaign.

Mass mobile registration in Cambodia

Mass mobile registration in Cambodia

Plan has worked with the government of Cambodia to register millions of children.

Protection from trafficking

Protection from trafficking

Birth certificates provide valuable proof of identity which can save lives and protect children from trafficking

Preventing early marriage in Bangladesh

Preventing early marriage in Bangladesh

Thanks to birth registration providing proof of age, Plan has helped prevent early mariage

Going from strength to strength in Bolivia

Going from strength to strength in Bolivia

birth registration in Bolivia is now available free of charge for children up to the age of 12

Campaign fact

South Asia is the region with most unregistered children - 64% of births are not registered