Declaration on the African Union Theme of the Year 2019: “The Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”
Source: Assembly of the African Union
32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly, 10-11 February 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
WE, the Heads of States and Governments of the African Union meeting at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly from 10 to 11 February 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to launch the Theme of the Year2019: ‘The Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa’;
D) On Statelessness:
14. EXPRESS CONCERN that the continent hosts 712,000 stateless persons that lack any form of legal protection and are often more vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and violations, with their displacement lasting sometimes for several decades without solutions and COMMIT to develop a clear policy framework to address this challenge;
15. REQUEST the Commission to work with Member States to develop policies that can assist Member States to better manage and solve the problem of statelessness in Africa.
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