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'Transforming Our World’ - How can we make sure no one is left behind?

In September, the leaders of the United Nations Member States will meet to adopt the global agenda for development post-2015, the document…
/ Tendayi Bloom
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The jus sanguinis bias of Europe and what it means for childhood statelessness

Who is more Dutch: a child born to Dutch nationals in Australia (child A), or a child born to Australian nationals in the Netherlands (child B)?…
/ Caia Vlieks (Tilburg University) and Katja Swider (University of Amsterdam)
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Romania’s stateless children – still unknown, still invisible

When I started working on statelessness in 2009 I was told by more experienced colleagues from civil society organizations, as well as by public…
/ Carolina Marin
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A look back at seven years at the helm of UNHCR’s Statelessness Section

When it comes to issues of forced displacement, there is a massive amount of doctrine, operational guidance and academic writing. There are a range…
/ Mark Manly, UNHCR
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Why Malta needs to accede to the UN Statelessness Conventions

“If I was granted citizenship now, it would be like having been inside this room for twelve years [referring to a very small and crammed counselling…
/ Sophia Soares, UNHCR
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Statelessness in Italy: What’s next?

“It is time to give voice to the strangers among strangers”. With these words, journalist Gad Lerner introduced the first public meeting on…
/ Héléna Behr and Silvia Loschiavo. UNHCR Regional Representation for Southern Europe
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Adding the voice of National Human Rights Institutions towards ending statelessness in Europe

‘A baby is born stateless every ten minutes’. This powerful image underlines UNHCR’s ‘I belong’ campaign, launched in November 2014, and aimed at…
/ Petra Baeyens, European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI)
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The Road to Dignity Beyond Status: Responding to the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Agenda

Today’s world is a troubled world: one in turmoil and turbulence, with no shortage of painful political upheavals. Societies are under serious…
/ Tendayi Bloom, United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility