“As a mother it seems inconceivable that I would not be able to pass my nationality on to my children. We need to make sure that all mothers and their children can say #IBelong.”

A global performer from the prestigious Barbican to Glastonbury Festival. She collaborated with Paul McCartney through Africa Express. She began her role with UNHCR’s World Refugee Day travelling to Burkina Faso to visit Malian refugees. Mixing her creative skills with powerful refugee stories of refugees she hopes to spotlight a forgotten crisis in West Africa.

Angelique Kidjo

Benin - Singer/Songwriter

“I believe everyone has the right to say #IBelong.”

Dobet Gnahoré

Côte d'Ivoire

“Merci aux autorités compétentes de faire en sorte que chaque personne sur cette terre puisse avoir une nationalité, ce qui est un droit fondamental.”

Helen Clark

New Zealand - Administrator of UNDP

“Ending statelessness is an important key to enabling human development progress.”

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