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This is a summary of the report Count Every Child: The Right to Birth Registration (Plan, 2009), documenting Plan’s ground-breaking work with children, parents, communities, partners and governments throughout the Universal Birth Registration campaign. It examines the issues and the impact of non-registration for children today and in the future, and highlights the challenges faced in achieving birth registration for every child. Plan is now rejuvenating the Universal Birth Registration campaign, focusing particularly on the most vulnerable children. From 2005 to 2009, Plan helped over 40 million people, mostly children, in 32 countries to register and their advocacy work led to improved laws in ten countries, making 153 million children eligible for free birth certificates.