Intergovernmental Bodies

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update Oct – Dec 2023

Published: 1/May/2024
Source: UNHCR

Selected extracts relevant to Africa: Highlights The Republic of Congo officially joined the 1954 and 1961 Statelessness Conventions, fulfilling a commitment made at the 2019 High-Level Segment on Statelessness. Sao Tome and Principe’s President signed a decree for the country’s […]

UNHCR Cote d’Ivoire Report on Statelessness 2023

Published: 28/Mar/2024
Source: UNHCR

Highlights Côte d’Ivoire has publicly committed to fighting statelessness since 2013, which has earned the country recognition as a leader in this field in Africa. UNHCR continues to support Côte d’Ivoire in preventing statelessness and identifying, protecting, and seeking solutions […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July – September 2023

Published: 27/Feb/2024
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Kenya recognized 7,000 Pemba individuals as citizens, granting them official documents. This ensures their rights and access to public services and opportunities. In Malawi, the Ministry of Home Affairs, officially adopted a National Action Plan (NAP) […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update April – June 2023

Published: 27/Dec/2023
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: In Côte d’Ivoire, the Department of Aid and Assistance to Refugees and Stateless Persons drafted and validated standard operating procedures(SOPs) for the implementation of the statelessness determination procedure during a workshop on 26 and 27 April. […]

Risks of statelessness in West and Central Africa

Published: 1/Nov/2023
Source: UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa

A study conducted by Stéphane Joële Teche Ndeno The figures are alarming: throughout the world, more than 4,400,000 people are stateless or of undetermined nationality according to the Global Trends Report of 2022. More seriously, we note an overall increase […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update January – March 2023

Published: 23/Jun/2023
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Action 1: Resolve existing major situations of statelessness The Government of Kenya formally recognized the Pemba as an ethnic community and therefore citizens of Kenya through a Gazette Notice on 30 January. It instructs authorities to […]

Global Summit on Gender Equality in Nationality Laws

Published: 13/Jun/2023
Source: Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, UNHCR, UNICEF, and UN Women

UNHCR press release: Geneva summit garners action to tackle gender discriminatory nationality laws Webpage for the summit. Download interventions from African states and NGOs: Address by Mrs. Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr, Minister of Gender, Children & Social Protection, Liberia Remarks by […]

Africa Digital Identity Landscape 2022

Published: 1/May/2023
Source: UNECA

Africa has seen an increase in the deployment and use of digital technologies and in its attempt to establish and improve national identification and registration systems across the region. Countries in Africa are progressively restructuring their civil registration systems in […]

A Study on Statelessness and Risks of Statelessness in Malawi

Published: 22/Mar/2023
Source: UNHCR

Background and context The Ministry of Homeland and Security’s Department for Refugees which is responsible for managing refugees and asylum seekers engaged the Consultant to undertake a study on statelessness and the risks of statelessness in Malawi. The engagement followed […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update October – December 2022

Published: 15/Feb/2023
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Implementation of the Global Action Plan Action 1: Resolve existing major situations of statelessness On 12 December, during Kenya’s 59th Jamhuri Day (Independence day) celebrations, President Dr. William Ruto announced that the Government will “initiate modalities […]

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