Source: UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Concluding observations on the seventh periodic report of Burkina Faso
30.The Committee commends the State party for its legal framework governing the acquisition of nationality and its efforts to register births. It is concerned, however, that 20 per cent of children in the State party are not registered at birth, placing them at risk of statelessness and impeding their access to basic services.
31. The Committee recommends that the State party intensify its efforts to ensure timely birth registration and issuance of birth certificates, free of charge, throughout its territory, including through awareness-raising campaigns on the importance of birth registration and the use of mobile civil registration units, paying particular attention to children born in refugee camps.
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