Bangladesh, the world?s seventh most populated country, is moving to provide its over 150 million people with official birth certificates. Recent reports indicate that 40 percent of the population had received a birth certificate by the end of March 2008, while more than 30 percent had been registered and would receive their certificates soon. A vigorous campaign is now under way to register the remaining 30 percent of the population who are hard to reach, mobile, invisible or live on the fringes of mainstream society. (IRIN)

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