ECOWAS ministers to deliberate on persons without nationalities

Published: 17/Feb/2015
Source: GBC Ghana

The Government of Cote d’Ivoire and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will jointly host the first Ministerial Conference on Statelessness in West Africa from February 23 to 25, in Cote d’Ivoire.

Statelessness is a situation whereby an individual residing in a state is denied all the privileges and right given to its citizens because he or she has no document to prove that he or she is a citizen.

This was contained in a message copied to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday and signed by Ms Patience Folley, the Assistant Public Information Officer, UNHCR, Ghana Office.

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Themes: Sub-regional Standards, Statelessness
Regions: West Africa
Year: 2015