The Impact of COVID-19 on Stateless Populations: Policy Recommendations and Good Practices

Many millions of people around the world are stateless. Without any nationality, they lack the privileges and protections that citizens enjoy. While the COVID-19 virus poses certain risks to everyone, stateless persons and persons at risk of statelessness are particularly vulnerable in a number of ways.

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Campaign Reports

High-Level Segment on Statelessness: Results and Highlights

During the High Level Segment, States highlighted achievements and pledged further goals in the #IBelong Campaign. Agencies, regional and national organizations also committed to finding an end to statelessness, 
totaling some 360 pledges overall.

I am Here, I Belong

Stateless children are born into a world in which they will face a lifetime of discrimination; their status profoundly affects their ability to learn and grow, and to fulfill their ambitions and dreams for the future. 

Gender Discrimination and Childhood Statelessness

Gender discrimination in nationality laws is a root cause of childhood statelessness. Gender-discriminatory policies and practices also contribute to statelessness among children.

Special Report: Ending Statelessness Within 10 Years

Stateless people are found in all parts of the globe — Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas—entire communities, new-born babies, children, couples and older people.

This Is Our Home

Discrimination, exclusion and persecution most commonly describe the existence of stateless minorities. More than 75% of the world’s known stateless populations belong to minority groups.

Global Action Plan to End Statelessness: 2014 – 2024

In a world comprised of States, the problem of statelessness remains a glaring anomaly with devastating impacts on the lives of millions of people around the world who live without any nationality.


For a general overview on upcoming treaty body sessions that may be of interest to statelessness matters please visit here.

For deadlines to UPR submissions please click here.

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