MIDSA Conclusions and Recommendations 2016

Published: 18/Aug/2016

Technical Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa

Addressing Mixed Migration in Southern Africa: Linking Protection, Immigration, Border Management and Labour Migration

Gaborone, Botswana: 16 – 18 August 2016

Conclusions and Recommendations

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  1. Statelessness

2.1 Continue to advocate for the adoption and ratification of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the domestication and implementation of, and adherence to the reporting obligations of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by SADC Member States.

2.2 Member States are encouraged to strengthen their capacity to enhance birth registrations and national identification systems, as well as to develop and maintain a well-functioning Population Register

2.3 Ensure equality between men and women to pass on their nationality to their spouse and children

2.4 Work towards the development and adoption of a SADC Ministerial Declaration/Action Plan on Statelessness

2.5 Member States are encouraged to ratify and domesticate the 1954 UN Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and the 1990 UN Convention on the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

Download: MIDSA-2016-Conclusions-and-Recommendations

See also resources at: https://www.iom.int/migration-dialogue-southern-africa-midsa

Themes: Acquisition of nationality, African and international standards, Sub-regional Standards, Discrimination, Statelessness
Regions: Southern Africa
Year: 2016