In recognition of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.9 which calls for a legal identity for all including birth registration by 2030, September 16 has been acknowledged as International Identity Day. The call for recognition of an Identity Day is a global initiative as identity plays an increasingly important role worldwide in developed as well as developing economies. 

The goal of this day is to raise awareness about the important role identity plays in empowering individuals to exercise their rights and responsibilities fairly and equitably in modern society. In recognition of Identity Day, the National ID Program Ethiopia is preparing to celebrate this event with Ethiopian stakeholders and international partners in Sep 16,2022 around digital identity and its ecosystem. 

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