Banjul Plan of Action of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the Eradication of Statelessness 2017 –2024

Published: 9/May/2017

The ECOWAS Plan of Action on Eradication of Statelessness 2017-2024 is based on the commitments and recommendations made in the Abidjan Declaration, the Conclusions and Recommendations and in the Communiqué, and therefore strictly follows the spirit of Abidjan. The Plan of Action entails support measures that ECOWAS and UNHCR can provide to Member States in accordance with Articles 22 and 25 of the Abidjan Declaration; it includes measures that ECOWAS will adopt to follow-up on the requests made by Member States in the Abidjan Declaration and it spells out mechanisms for monitoring the implementation of the Abidjan Declaration.

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Adopted at a regional ministerial level meeting for the validation and adoption of the Regional Plan of Action to eradicate statelessness in West Africa. Link to conference website with presentations, plan of action and joint statement:


Themes: Sub-regional Standards, Statelessness
Regions: West Africa
Year: 2017