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UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people by 2024

UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people by 2024

11 Nov. 2020 - COVID-19 is worsening the plight of millions of stateless people worldwide, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warned today.  Marking the sixth anniversary of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign, aimed at ending statelessness by 2024, Grandi called...

UNHCR welcomes Dominican Republic move on citizenship

UNHCR welcomes Dominican Republic move on citizenship

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a decision by the Dominican Republic to allow the naturalization of around 750 people born and raised in the country who were previously deprived of citizenship due to the immigration status of their parents.

North Macedonia accedes to key statelessness treaty

North Macedonia accedes to key statelessness treaty

North Macedonia acceded to the 1961 Statelessness Convention on Friday 3rd January, making it among the first countries to do so since the High-Level Segment on Statelessness held in Geneva in October 2019.

UNHCR welcomes Tajikistan’s new law tackling statelessness

UNHCR welcomes Tajikistan’s new law tackling statelessness

A new law in Tajikistan 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.

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