UNICEF Submission on Birth Registration to OHCHR

UNICEF Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the OHCHR on the subject of birth registration. Birth registration is a necessary step for all children in order to access their rights to an identity and nationality, as well as access to health, education and community services.

Article 7 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child provides that all governments must ensure under law that all children must be registered immediately after birth and have the right to a name, nationality and to be cared for by their parents as far as that is possible.

For more information, please contact Amy Lamoin at UNICEF Australia at [email protected] or phone (02) 8917 3220.