Outcome document – Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
Source: UNHCR & ICGLR
From 16-18 April 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, the Government of Kenya, the Executive Secretariat of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the United High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) co-organised a Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region. The purpose of this conference was to review the progress of Member States of the ICGLR under the Action Plan of the ICGLR on the Eradication of Statelessness (ICGLR Action Plan), and to prepare for the High-Level Segment on Stateless to be held on 7 October 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The key outcomes of the Ministerial Segment of the conference were the following achievements and indicative pledges by ICGLR Member States, as well as organisations from the region, to be delivered at the High-Level Segment on Statelessness. These indicative pledges were delivered either by Ministers in attendance at the meeting or by their delegates (please note that official statements delivered on 18 April 2019 are available on the UNHCR data portal on statelessness in the Great Lakes Region) and in the case of organisations by their respective representatives at this event:
[Published 27 May 2019]
Download complete document, including country pledges: https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/69687
In Portuguese: https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/69705
Download other documents from the ministerial conference, including presentations and official statements, the extension of the existing (2017-19) plan of action to 2024, and a proposed additional objective on access to proof of legal identity, including birth certificates and nationality documentation at the conference website: https://data2.unhcr.org/en/working-group/200