Intergovernmental Bodies

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 […]

Addressing Statelessness Through the Rule of Law

Published: 6/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR / IDLO

More than 4.3 million people are stateless—that is, they are not recognized as a national by any country. Stateless people are often denied access to education, health care, employment, property ownership, freedom of movement, and political participation, and they are […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July-September 2022

Published: 5/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Top events and news• Liberia becomes the third country since the start of the #IBelong Campaign to reform legislation to grant women and men equal rights in passing on their nationality to their children.• Nigeria adopts […]

Statelessness and its Risk in Angola and for Angolans Living Abroad

Published: 1/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

By Michael Offermann Summary Angola has actively embraced the 10-year #IBelong campaign do eradicate statelessness that UNHCR launched in 2014. The country participated in the 2017 Regional Conference of the Members States of the International Conference of the Great Lakes […]

Statelessness in Southern Africa Quarterly Newsletter: Q3 2022

Published: 22/Nov/2022
Source: Southern Africa Nationality Network / UNHCR / Lawyers for Human Rights

This quarterly newsletter includes highlights on the Global Action Plan to End Statelessness, and news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kingdom of Eswatini,  Kingdom of Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, South Africa and  Zambia. DRC: […]

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