Since 2005, we have helped register 40 million children and influenced laws in 10 countries so that 153 million more can enjoy the rights to a birth certificate.
Around the world, 230 million children have not had their births registered while more than 100 developing countries don’t have well-functioning systems in place to register key life events, like births, deaths and marriages.
‘Count Every Child’ is our initiative to make every girl and boy visible in the eyes of the law while providing them with a first form of legal identity.
We are also working with governments, UN agencies and the private sector to improve birth registration services through the use of appropriate technology.
- 40 million children have received birth certificates because of the collaboration between Plan International and other organisations.
- 153 million now have access to a birth certificate through our work to influence the law.
- 10 countries have changed their laws because of our work with them to ensure every child is registered at birth.