Inclusive Solutions Towards Ending Statelessness

Room B, at the Centre International de Conférence de Genève (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva, Switzerland
12 June 2024 18:00 - 19:30 CEST

ENS is co-organising this collaborative side event on statelessness with Nationality For All, and the UNHCR Statelessness Section, as a part of UNHCR’s Global NGO Consultations taking place in Geneva from 11-13 June.

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ENS Director Chris Nash will speak at the event alongside Elizabeth Tan (Director, UNHCR Division of International Protection), Tahera Hasan (Director, Imkaan Welfare Organisation), and Radha Govil (Deputy Director, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness). The event will be moderated by ENS Trustee Alexandra Semeriak.

The event will review recent obstacles and progress made in efforts to address statelessness. It will also delve into advocating for legal and policy structures that address gender bias in nationality laws, as well as explore how to enhance access to legal and economic rights for stateless individuals through involvement of civil society and other stakeholders.

The session will highlight successful partnerships and best practices that exemplify comprehensive 'whole of society' strategies in addressing statelessness. Participants will discuss how to strengthen collaboration under the multistakeholder Global Alliance to End Statelessness, which is poised to be launched in October 2024 with UNHCR as its Secretariat. Discussions will also cover how this can support increased engagement on statelessness and accelerated pledge implementation through the Global Compact on Refugees and other processes. A particular focus will be placed on ensuring the meaningful inclusion of stateless individuals in change-making efforts.

Important note: This is an in-person event only, and is only open to individuals having already registered for the Global NGO Consultations

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