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4.2 million stateless people in the world


The 1961 UN Convention on Statelessness celebrates its 60th anniversary

"Ensuring the right to a nationality and eradicating statelessness is feasible and more urgent than ever." This is according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. Globally, 4.2 million people are stateless but the true number of people not recognized as citizens by any country is likely much higher, given gaps in data collection.
The 1961 Convention is the principal international treaty designed to prevent and reduce statelessness. If enforced by all states, it would help ensure that no child is born without a nationality. As of the end of August 2021, 77 states have acceded to the 1961 Convention, with accessions accelerating over the past decade.
During 2021, UNHCR is urging all states that have not yet done so to adhere to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, to incorporate the Convention's guarantees into their nationality laws, and to guarantee the right of every person to a nationality," says Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Accession to the 1961 Convention is one of ten actions in the Global Plan of Action to End Statelessness. The Plan provides a framework for states to achieve the goals of the #IBelong Campaign, launched by UNHCR and partners in 2014 to end statelessness within 10 years.

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Pubblicato il: Giovedì, 02 Settembre 2021 - Ultima modifica: Martedì, 21 Settembre 2021

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