This technical brief seeks to analyze and document legal practices aimed at reinforcing collaboration and coordination between the health, civil registration, and vital statistics sectors to advance universal civil registration and the production of vital statistics from the Civil Registration System. This technical brief intends to:

• Analyze how countries have advanced cooperation between health, civil registration, and
national statistics authorities by outlining the legal duties and functions of all parties in terms of
birth and death registration, and the recording of causes of death.

• Develop an overview of good legal practices that contribute to strengthening cooperation
between the health, civil registration, and statistical sectors.

• Document existing practices in the registration of fetal deaths/stillbirths.