Every person has the right to say
Today millions of people around the world are denied a nationality. They often aren’t allowed to go to school, see a doctor, get a job, open a bank account, buy a house or even get married.
The #IBelong Campaign aims
to end statelessness in ten years.
Accelerating progress to end statelessness: A thematic stocktaking event
THURSDAY, 4 NOVEMBER 2021
Join us on the seventh anniversary of the #IBelong Campaign, for an insightful discussion on the implementation of pledges made at the High-Level Segment on Statelessness and the Global Refugee Forum in 2019 to address statelessness. This event will also provide a platform for stateless speakers to share their ideas to inspire further action.
- Mr. Jean Armel Obrou Assistant Director for Protection, Directorate for Refugees and Stateless Persons, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Côte d’Ivoire
- Mr. Sahy Imamberdiyev Deputy Chair, State Migration Service, Turkmenistan
- Ms. Sharifah Shakirah Founder & Director of Rohingya Women Development Network (RWDN)
- Dr. Marina Sande Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay
- Mr. Julian Hodaj Deputy Minister, Ministry of Interior, Albania
- Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh Assistant Secretary-General, Head of Social Affairs Sector, League of Arab States
- Mr. Subin Mulmi Executive Director, Nationality for All
- Mr. Cornelius Williams Chief of Child Protection, UNICEF
- Speaker TBC United States of America
- Ms. Karina Ambartsoumian-Clough Founding Member & Executive Director, United Stateless
Mr. Patrick Eba Deputy Director, Division of International Protection, UNHCR
The event will have live translations in French, Arabic, Russian and Spanish.
What does it mean to be stateless?
Over 1,500 displaced children receive birth certificates in Nigeria
About the #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness
Launched in November 2014, the #IBelong Campaign aims to end statelessness within ten years, by identifying and protecting stateless people, resolving existing situations of statelessness and preventing the emergence of new cases. Through legal advocacy and awareness-raising, UNHCR works with governments and partners around the globe towards achieving the Campaign goals.
The #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness directly advances the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.9: By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration. Ending statelessness also contributes to SDG targets relating to gender equality, education, work and health, among others.
Ensuring that no one is left behind is key to commitments made by all nations, to strive for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.