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SDG 16.9 - biometrics topics

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

 

Gates Foundation commits $200M to digital ID and other public infrastructure

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has renewed its commitment to digital ID, topping up its investment in the space…

 

Ugandan officials emphasize inclusive digital ID plan to enroll 17M unregistered citizens

The National Identification and Registration Authority of Uganda (NIRA) says it is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that each…

 

Why we support International Identity Day

International Identity Day began as a proposal and petition launched at ID4Africa 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, and has grown into…

 

India claims to effectively meet SDG16.9 of legal ID for all, expands authentication methods

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that implements the country’s Aadhaar identity system, claims to have reached…

 

Jamaica to issue free birth certificates ahead of national digital ID enrollment drive

Jamaica has launched what it calls ‘Operation Birthright,’ a campaign intended to issue free birth certificates to as many as…

 

ID Day coalition grows by 45 percent, new slogan adopted

September 16 will be the fourth International Identity Day, and marks a significant jump in the numbers of organizations supporting…

 

International Identity Day an opportunity for knowledge sharing for Idemia

September 16 is International Identity Day, in recognition of United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16.9. The Goal is to provide…

 

Nigeria, Rwanda progress in national childbirth registration programs

Countries around the world appear not to be making some progress on their efforts of meeting the United Nations Sustainable…

 

Skeptics of World Bank’s ID4D want more transparency and harm reduction for digital IDs

Dozens of civil society organizations and individual human rights advocates say digital ID programs “regularly” erode human rights. Signatories to…

 

Sri Lanka outpaces many in its digital identity and birth registration programs

Off the southern tip of India, the island nation of Sri Lanka is making birth certificates digital ID documents. At…

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