Arab League: Towards a Regional Action Plan on Belonging and Legal Identity

Published: 25/May/2021
Source: League of Arab States & UNHCR

On 25 May 2021, LAS in cooperation with UNHCR and the General Secretariat of the Arab Interior Ministers’ Council organized the regional meeting: Towards a Regional Action Plan on Belonging and Legal Identity, in the presence of representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Justice, and Foreign Affairs at member state countries as well as representatives of regional and international organizations, and partners from the civil society. Participants worked on preparing a regional action plan to facilitate the implementation of the Arab Declaration on Belonging and Legal Identity that was issued under the auspices of the Republic of Tunisia in February 2018. The meeting also presented a Regional Toolkit on Nationality Legislation, which is an instrument that was called for in the second recommendation contained in the Arab Declaration and sheds lights on the most favorable provisions on nationality in line with international standards.

Download Recommendations Towards an Action Plan on Belonging and Legal Identity:

Download Toolkit on nationality legislation:

Download Report (English and Arabic) ‘I Am Here: Belonging and Legal Identity in the Arab Region:

For more information on UNHCR cooperation with the Arab League on statelessness:

Themes: Acquisition by children, Sub-regional Standards, Discrimination, Gender, Birth Registration, Naturalisation and Marriage, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: North Africa
Year: 2021