A UNHCR program in Benin has given over 1000 birth certificates to children providing the opportunity to go to school and access basic social services for the first time.
Italy accedes to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
When baby Idrees’ house was destroyed in Syria, his family lost everything except for what was kept inside his grandmother’s purse.
For some, being stateless leaves them open to abuse.
Kavita, 22, is from Malaysia and wants to be an art teacher. She has been offered jobs at schools but cannot take them because she is stateless.
“The one thing I need to achieve my dream is citizenship.”
“I almost lost my house and my land because I could not prove my identity and my citizenship.”
High Commissioner António Guterres once again urges the world to unite to end statelessness.
President of Costa Rica and his cabinet sign the #IBelong Campaign Open Letter to End Statelessness.
What songs make you say #IBelong? Our supporters Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton are releasing a radio show with a playlist of songs for the Campaign to End Statelessness.
Belize makes a landmark decision to join the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
Maria Gandrabura, 74, was desperate. Suddenly she could not withdraw her meager pension of 1000 Moldovan Lei (50 USD).