Stateless no longer, a tourism professor dreams of future travel

Now armed with an Uzbek passport, 67-year-old tourism professor Bakhtiyor looks forward to finally visiting all the countries that he was unable to see for most of his life.

1 Apr 2021

Stateless for 20 years, a filmmaker becomes an Uzbek citizen at last

Born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Ali Choriev received Uzbek citizenship when he was 52 years old. Three years on, he explains how his life has changed.

25 Feb 2021

UNHCR welcomes Iceland's decision to join global efforts to end statelessness

29 Jan 2021

'A whole new world has opened in front of me'

For 50,000 formerly stateless people in Uzbekistan, citizenship will unlock the door to foreign travel, the right to vote and allow them a new-found dignity.

20 Jan 2021

Q&A: 'Including refugees in the vaccine rollout is key to ending the pandemic'

Mike Woodman of UNHCR's Public Health Section explains how the organization is working to ensure millions of forcibly displaced people worldwide are protected from the COVID-19 virus.

14 Jan 2021

UNHCR welcomes Turkmenistan's decision to grant citizenship to 2,580 stateless people

22 Dec 2020

UNHCR applauds Kenya's decision to resolve the statelessness of the Shona and other communities

14 Dec 2020

Birth registration gaps leave South Africans in limbo

UNHCR is working with the South African government to help people at risk of statelessness obtain vital identity documents.

10 Dec 2020

Twin scourges COVID-19 and climate change threaten world's displaced and stateless

2 Dec 2020