SDG 16.9

UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all people worldwide, including birth registration, by 2030.

 

National digital IDs are essential, but can they be made secure?

Secure identity credentials are taken for granted by anyone who has had one since secondary school, but they are fundamental…

 

Mozilla white paper urges open approach to national biometric ID

The Mozilla Foundation has some strong opinions and recommendations for national biometric ID projects. The 36-page white paper, “From Openness…

 

Good practices guide for CRVS and identity management shows global birth registration at 73 percent

A compendium of good practices for civil registration and identity management has been published by the Global Partnership for Sustainable…

 

Controversy and innovation in biometrics and digital ID top most read interviews of 2019

Biometric payment cards, the emerging automotive market for fingerprint recognition, the quality of datasets for training artificial intelligence algorithms, the…

 

Birth registrations climb 20 percent in a decade, but progress needed to meet SDG 16.9, UNICEF says

Birth registrations have significantly improved, causing hope that the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16.9, which includes universal free birth…

 

The week in Africa biometrics and digital ID: SDG progress, returning ghost workers and a pensioner deadline

A theme emerging this week is a pan-African perspective for digital ID schemes across the continent. Progress is being made…

 

Yoti wins social purpose recognition for digital identity initiatives

Yoti has been recognized and ‘highly commended’ for its ‘Digital Identity for All’ project in the Best in Brand Purpose…

 

UN commission exec calls for African nations to focus on civil registration for development gains

The importance of civil registration systems to economic and social development in African nations was emphasized in a speech by…

 

UNECA head adds economic expertise and diversity to ID4Africa Advisory Board

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary Dr. Vera Songwe has joined ID4Africa’s Board of Advisors to add…

 

ID2020 and partners launch program to provide digital ID with vaccines

The ID2020 Alliance has launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with…

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