UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, detailed today a series of measures it is taking in its field operations to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and prevent further spread. “I am deeply concerned at this unprecedented pandemic and its impact on refugees and their host communities. The COVID-19 […]
OHCHR, IOM, UNHCR and WHO – Joint Press Release Geneva – In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate – but many refugees, those forcibly displaced, the stateless and migrants are at heightened risk. Three-quarters of the world’s refugees and […]
An estimated 50,000 stateless people in Uzbekistan are set to acquire citizenship following the passing of a new law in the country. A provision in the Citizenship Law, signed by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Friday, will come into effect on 1 April, conferring citizenship to registered stateless […]
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a new law in Tajikistan that allows foreign nationals and stateless people irregularly residing in the country to regularise their stay, by obtaining residence permits which will also enable them after three years to apply for Tajik citizenship. The measure is an important step […]
Joining global efforts to prevent statelessness, Kazakhstan has amended its Code on Marriage and Family so as to ensure that all children born in the country are registered at birth and issued birth certificates, regardless of the legal status of their parents. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the measure, […]
A lawyer, whose work has supported the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming the first country in the world to end statelessness, has been selected as the 2019 winner of the UN Refugee Agency’s Nansen Refugee Award.
Central Asian Regional Conference on Birth Registration and Prevention of Statelessness Took Place in Nur-Sultan
On 5-6 September the Second Regional Conference on the Right to Legal Identity and Prevention of Statelessness “Leaving No One Behind at Birth” attended by over 80 delegates from Central Asia took place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The conference is organized by the UN...
BISHKEK – As announced today by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Kyrgyz Republic is the first country in the world that solved the issue of statelessness. Since 2014, as part of the Global #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness, UNHCR together with the Government of […]