Mindanaoan sent to Thailand for WHO-backed global summit #CRVS #everylife

Mindanao-based blogger Mindanaoan was recently sent to Bangkok, Thailand for the World Health Organisation (WHO) – backed Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics. The blogger behind Mindanaoan was the only Filipino multi-media practitioner invited to cover the event, which was the first of its kind.

The Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) was held last April 18-19, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Sponsored by the WHO and the Health Metrics Network in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Global Summit on CRVS held the theme: “Moving Forward to Make Every Life Count.”

The summit followed regional meetings in Africa, Asia and Eastern Mediterranean on regional platforms, innovations and further mechanisms and concrete action in order to move CRVS up on the international development agenda.

Currently, over 200 million children around the world have not had their birth registered.

Mindanaoan.com will publish a series of blog posts on what happened during the said global summit. There will also be exclusive photos and interviews as well as a move to bring together social media advocates, bloggers and citizen media practitioners and urge them to help advocate proper civil registration procedures in the Philippines.

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My deepest gratitude to PLAN International, PLAN Asia and special thanks to Matt for the invitation!

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Mindanaoan Irene

Mindanaoan is a multi-awarded blogger, social media strategist, publicist, Google Business Group - Women lead organizer, avid traveler and a proud relief operations volunteer. She is also a regular resource person for social media and blogging related conferences/workshops here and abroad. In 2012, Mindanaoan also completed a US Gov't. Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program for emerging global leaders. She toured the U.S. for about a month for her IVLP experience. She is the founder of a bloggers group and social media club. She is also an active member of several online media, bloggers and social media enthusiasts groups all over the world. Mindanaoan is available for work and travel. Contact Mindanaoan at mindanaoan@gmail.com

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