Every person has the right to say

#IBELONG

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.

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Every person has the right to say

#IBELONG

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.

NEW!

Interview with Gillian Triggs,

United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees

© UNHCR/Susan Hopper

Gillian Triggs, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection talks with the European Network on Statelessness about a recent external evaluation commissioned to generate insight into UNHCR’s work to support States towards ending statelessness. In light of this recent evaluation, Ms Triggs also reflects on the achievements and the future of the #IBelong campaign. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

INTERNATIONAL ART CONTEST RECOGNIZING MINORITY ARTISTS WORKING ON STATELESSNESS THEMES

 

DEADLINE: 21 JUNE 2022

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2022

Nationality laws which do not grant women equality with men in conferring nationality to their children are a cause of statelessness and a concern for UNHCR under its mandate to prevent and reduce statelessness. This publication provides the most up-to-date information available to UNHCR on gender equality in nationality laws related to conferral of nationality to children, as of March 2022.

Liberia has pledged to remove sex discrimination from nationality laws, which currently do not allow mothers like Georgia to confer nationality to their children. UNHCR/ Diana Diaz

Liberia has pledged to remove sex discrimination from nationality laws, which currently do not allow mothers like Georgia to confer nationality to their children. UNHCR/ Diana Diaz

PLEDGES TO END STATELESSNESS

2019 High-Level Segment on Statelessness

Results and Highlights

 

See the full list of pledges

See the pledge analysis

What does it mean to be stateless?

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.

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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.

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