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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.

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

Kyrgyz human rights lawyer wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Kyrgyz human rights lawyer wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

A lawyer whose work has supported the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming the first country in the world to end statelessness has been selected as the 2019 winner of the UN Refugee Agency’s Nansen Refugee Award.

Resolving Statelessness in Thailand

Resolving Statelessness in Thailand

More than 27,000 stateless people have acquired Thai nationality since the end of 2011 thanks to the concerted efforts of the government with the support of UNHCR and its NGO partner. Watch a video highlighting how Thailand has done so.

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