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.
What does it mean to be stateless?
Sudanese mother wins citizenship for her children after seven-year legal struggle
Upon learning that her children were stateless, Hanan Jaber Abdallah, 43, embarked on a seven-year struggle to secure their Sudanese nationality. Legal support from UNHCR and its partner, and a change in the nationality law, helped her succeed.
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.