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Watershed moment as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness

Watershed moment as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness

In a historic moment in the global fight against statelessness, more than 85 governments, civil society and international and regional organizations have this week pledged hundreds of new commitments to end statelessness, a major cause of human rights deprivations for millions of people worldwide

A total of 358 pledges were submitted by States, civil society and international and regional organizations on the occasion of the High-Level Segment on Statelessness in October 2019.

 

See the full the list of pledges

Kyrgyz human rights lawyer wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Azizbek Ashurov’s work has supported the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming the first country in the world to end statelessness

Gender Discrimination and Childhood Statelessness

This report explores how gender discrimination can be a major cause of childhood statelessness

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