Coalition on Every Child’s Right to a Nationality

Regions: International
Website: http://www.unhcr.org/ibelong/unicef-unhcr-coalition-child-right-nationality/

The Coalition aims to develop, expand and strengthen international co-operation to raise awareness about and combat the hidden problem of childhood statelessness. It also aims to promote the right of every child to acquire a nationality. The Coalition seeks to engage in activities that will help to:

  • Ensure that no child is born stateless
  • Eliminate laws and practices that deny children nationality on discriminatory grounds
  • Remove gender discrimination from nationality laws
  • Improve birth registration to prevent statelessness
  • Encourage States to accede to the UN Statelessness Conventions