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InterAmerican Identity Week: A region’s priority

Plan International was invited to the ‘InterAmerican Identity Week: the right to identity towards 2030. The Americas’ commitment to reach fair, democratic and equitable’. The conference took place in Mexico D.F by the end of September and it was organized by OEA, BID, UNICEF, Plan International, CLARCIEV and Mexico’s government.

Plan International was invited to the ‘InterAmerican Identity Week: the right to identity towards 2030. The Americas’ commitment to reach fair, democratic and equitable’. The conference took place in Mexico D.F by the end of September and it was organized by OEA, BID, UNICEF, Plan International, CLARCIEV and Mexico’s government.

The delegation from Plan International’s regional office for Latin America and The Caribbean was formed by Débora Cobar, Plan International Guatemala’s Country Director; Silvia Mazzarelli, Head of Child Rights, Policy & Programming and Pedro Pérez, Nicaragua’s programme manager. Edward Duffus, Head of Birth Registration Innovation for Plan International took part as a spokesperson as well.

‘It’s been an important space to share our good practices and also to learn from other countries of the region’ experiences’, said Débora Cobar.

Plan International shared its experience on birth registration innovation –along with Accenture- and the work done inside Miskitu indigenous community in Nicaragua and rural areas in Guatemala, as one of the strategies to fight the non-registration issue. During the event, Duffus also commented on the summary on the birth registration innovation.

Birth registration still remains an issue as it affects 4 million children under the age of 5 and which impacts directly on their development as they lack of the basic document that allows them to access basic services and being able to use their civil rights, among other obstacles.

Plan International was invited to the ‘InterAmerican Identity Week: the right to identity towards 2030. The Americas’ commitment to reach fair, democratic and equitable’. The conference took place in Mexico D.F by the end of September and it was organized by OEA, BID, UNICEF, Plan International, CLARCIEV and Mexico’s government.

The delegation from Plan International’s regional office for Latin America and The Caribbean was formed by Débora Cobar, Plan International Guatemala’s Country Director; Silvia Mazzarelli, Head of Child Rights, Policy & Programming and Pedro Pérez, Nicaragua’s programme manager. Edward Duffus, Head of Birth Registration Innovation for Plan International took part as a spokesperson as well.

‘It’s been an important space to share our good practices and also to learn from other countries of the region’ experiences’, said Débora Cobar.

Plan International shared its experience on birth registration innovation –along with Accenture- and the work done inside Miskitu indigenous community in Nicaragua and rural areas in Guatemala, as one of the strategies to fight the non-registration issue. During the event, Duffus also commented on the summary on the birth registration innovation.

It's been an important space to share our good practices

Birth registration still remains an issue as it affects 4 million children under the age of 5 and which impacts directly on their development as they lack of the basic document that allows them to access basic services and being able to use their civil rights, among other obstacles.