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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS

IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan

The primary stakeholders responsible for the CRVS system in Azerbaijan are the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health and the State Statistical Committee. Representative offices for the executive branch register acts of civil status in remote areas of the country and submit reports to the central registration office along with evidentiary records of birth, marriage and death, including medical certificates. The central registration office then validates the records and any incomplete civil records are returned to make amendments or additions.

The central registration office compiles two copies of reporting tables monthly, in due form, on civil registration acts by the region, including individual villages and settlements. The central registration office then provides the local authority of the State Statistical Committee with one copy of reporting table and keeps the second copy. To maintain information digitally in the e-databank of civil status acts, the State Statistical Committee deposits these reports to the Archive of Civil Status Acts. In addition to documentary reporting, the Ministry of Justice also e-reports statistical data every three months to the State Statistical Committee.

For overseas registration, the Azerbaijan consular institutions act as the registration authority for citizens who live abroad. Similar to the institutions above, the consulate sends the first copies of all records to the Archive of Civil Status Acts and keeps the second copies.

The central registration office also provides the Ministry of Justice with duly compiled semi-annual and annual reporting tables on civil registrations (overseas consulates provide the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the same). Copies of the reporting tables are also kept at the central registration office and consulates.

Finally, the Ministry of Justice established the "Civil Status Acts" Automated Information System which allows for the performance of e-registration of civil status acts from the registration offices and which can send information about registration to the Ministry of Justice online.

CRVS Focal Point:

Mr. Agha Karim Samed-zade, Head of State Registry Department, Ministry of Justice

Azerbaijan

Goal 1. Universal civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events

Goal 1 Targets:

1.A
By 2024, at least … per cent of births in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.
1.B
By 2024, at least … per cent of children under 5 years old in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.C
By 2024, at least … per cent of all individuals in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.D
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths that take place in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.
1.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths recorded by the health sector in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year have a medically certified cause of death recorded using the international form of the death certificate.

Goal 2. All individuals are provided with legal documentation of civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events, as necessary, to claim identity, civil status and ensuing rights Goal 2 reflects that CRVS sys

Goal 2 Targets:

2.A
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all births registered in the territory and jurisdiction are accompanied with the issuance of an official birth certificate that includes, as a minimum, the individual’s name, sex, date and place of birth, and name of parent(s) where known.
2.B
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all deaths registered in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are accompanied with the issuance of an official death certificate which includes, as a minimum, the deceased’s name, date of death, sex, and age.

Goal 3. Accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death) are produced based on registration records and are disseminated

Goal 3 Targets:

3.A
By … (year), annual nationally representative statistics on births – disaggregated by age of mother, sex of child, geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.
3.B
By … (year), annual nationally representative statistics on deaths – disaggregated by age, sex, cause of death defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate), geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.
3.C
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths occurring in health facilities or with the attention of a medical practitioner have an underlying cause of death code derived from the medical certificate according to the standards defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate).
3.D
By 2024, the proportion of deaths coded to ill-defined codes will have been reduced to ... per cent.
3.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths taking place outside of a health facility and without the attention of a medical practitioner have their underlying cause of death code determined through verbal autopsy in line with international standards.
3.F
By … (year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on births and deaths using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within one calendar year.
3.G
By … (year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on causes of death using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within two calendar years.
3.H
By … (year), an accurate, complete and timely vital statistics report for the previous two years, using registration records as the primary source, is made available in the public domain.

Goal 1. Universal civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events

Goal 1 is an expression of the internationally accepted principle of the universal coverage of civil registration. The CRVS system should register all vital events occurring in the territory and jurisdiction of the country or area, including among hard-to-reach and marginalized populations.

National Targets:

1.A
By 2024, at least … per cent of births in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.

BASELINE

2013

100.0%

MIDTERM

2018

100.0%

1.B
By 2024, at least … per cent of children under 5 years old in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.C
By 2024, at least … per cent of all individuals in the territory and jurisdiction have had their birth registered.
1.D
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths that take place in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are registered.

baseline

100.0%

MIDTERM

2018

100.0%

1.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of all deaths recorded by the health sector in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year have a medically certified cause of death recorded using the international form of the death certificate.

baseline

100.0%

MIDTERM

2018

100.0%

Goal 2. All individuals are provided with legal documentation of civil registration of births, deaths and other vital events, as necessary, to claim identity, civil status and ensuing rights Goal 2 reflects that CRVS sys

Goal 2 reflects that CRVS systems provide legal documentation of civil registration to individuals and families for legal and administrative purposes. Legal documentation is strongly linked with a broad range of rights and activities, in particular legal identity. This goal addresses the distinction between the civil registration of a vital event and the possession of formal proof that it took place, in the form of legal documentation.

National Targets:

2.A
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all births registered in the territory and jurisdiction are accompanied with the issuance of an official birth certificate that includes, as a minimum, the individual’s name, sex, date and place of birth, and name of parent(s) where known.

baseline

2015

99.5%

MIDTERM

2018

100.0%

TARGET

2024

100%

2.B
By 2024, at least 100 per cent of all deaths registered in the territory and jurisdiction in the given year are accompanied with the issuance of an official death certificate which includes, as a minimum, the deceased’s name, date of death, sex, and age.

baseline

99.9%

MIDTERM

2018

100.0%

TARGET

2024

100%

Goal 3. Accurate, complete and timely vital statistics (including on causes of death) are produced based on registration records and are disseminated

Goal 3 highlights the critical importance of civil registration being linked to the production and quality assurance of vital statistics on the occurrence and characteristics of vital events.

National Targets:

3.A
By … (year), annual nationally representative statistics on births – disaggregated by age of mother, sex of child, geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.
3.B
By … (year), annual nationally representative statistics on deaths – disaggregated by age, sex, cause of death defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate), geographic area and administrative subdivision – are produced from registration records or other valid administrative data sources.
3.C
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths occurring in health facilities or with the attention of a medical practitioner have an underlying cause of death code derived from the medical certificate according to the standards defined by ICD (latest version as appropriate).
3.D
By 2024, the proportion of deaths coded to ill-defined codes will have been reduced to ... per cent.

baseline

2013

3.5%

MIDTERM

2018

2.8%

3.E
By 2024, at least … per cent of deaths taking place outside of a health facility and without the attention of a medical practitioner have their underlying cause of death code determined through verbal autopsy in line with international standards.
3.F
By … (year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on births and deaths using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within one calendar year.
3.G
By … (year), key summary tabulations of vital statistics on causes of death using registration records as the primary source, are made available in the public domain in electronic format annually, and within two calendar years.
3.H
By … (year), an accurate, complete and timely vital statistics report for the previous two years, using registration records as the primary source, is made available in the public domain.
Azerbaijan

National Coordination Mechanism

Status in Azerbaijan: Complete

Comprehensive Assessment

Status in Azerbaijan: Complete

National Targets for 2024

Status in Azerbaijan: In progress

Monitoring & Reporting Plan

Status in Azerbaijan: Complete

Inequality Assessment

Status in Azerbaijan: Complete

National Strategy

Status in Azerbaijan: Complete

National Focal Point

Status in Azerbaijan: Complete

Reporting to ESCAP

Status in Azerbaijan: Complete

Azerbaijan Events
09 December 2015 - 10 December 2015
The workshop for National CRVS Focal Points is aimed at strengthening capacities for setting national targets and collecting, compiling and…
Azerbaijan News
27 March 2019
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative (D4H…
07 January 2019
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative (D4H…
03 April 2017
Do you want to know how many countries in Asia and the Pacific have a CRVS coordination mechanism? Are you interested in how ambitious the national…
29 April 2016
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Azerbaijan Resources
Advocacy Materials, 2017
Civil Registration and Vital Statistics play a key role in facilitating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. A well-functioning CRVS…
Advocacy Materials, Country Assessments and Strategies, 2017
Do you want to know how many countries in Asia and the Pacific have a CRVS coordination mechanism? Are you interested in how ambitious the national…
Meeting Documents, UN Official Documents, 2016
The seventy-first session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific adopted resolution 71/14 on the Asian and Pacific Civil…
International Standards and Recommendations, UN Official Documents, 2014
Through Commission resolution 69/15, countries in Asia and the Pacific requested that further regional action be taken to support the improvement of…
Advocacy Materials, 2015
Well-functioning civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems are essential to evidenced-based policy planning for inclusive and…
Advocacy Materials, Meeting Documents, 2014
The Ministerial Declaration to "Get every one in the picture' in Asia and the Pacific was made at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration…
Meeting Documents, Report, UN Official Documents, 2014
The Report of the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific gives an overview of the main outcomes of…
Azerbaijan

The primary stakeholders responsible for the CRVS system in Azerbaijan are the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health and the State Statistical Committee. Representative offices for the executive branch register acts of civil status in remote areas of the country and submit reports to the central registration office along with evidentiary records of birth, marriage and death, including medical certificates. The central registration office then validates the records and any incomplete civil records are returned to make amendments or additions.

The central registration office compiles two copies of reporting tables monthly, in due form, on civil registration acts by the region, including individual villages and settlements. The central registration office then provides the local authority of the State Statistical Committee with one copy of reporting table and keeps the second copy. To maintain information digitally in the e-databank of civil status acts, the State Statistical Committee deposits these reports to the Archive of Civil Status Acts. In addition to documentary reporting, the Ministry of Justice also e-reports statistical data every three months to the State Statistical Committee.

For overseas registration, the Azerbaijan consular institutions act as the registration authority for citizens who live abroad. Similar to the institutions above, the consulate sends the first copies of all records to the Archive of Civil Status Acts and keeps the second copies.

The central registration office also provides the Ministry of Justice with duly compiled semi-annual and annual reporting tables on civil registrations (overseas consulates provide the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the same). Copies of the reporting tables are also kept at the central registration office and consulates.

Finally, the Ministry of Justice established the "Civil Status Acts" Automated Information System which allows for the performance of e-registration of civil status acts from the registration offices and which can send information about registration to the Ministry of Justice online.

CRVS Focal Point:

Mr. Agha Karim Samed-zade, Head of State Registry Department, Ministry of Justice

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