World Conference on Statelessness

2019-06-17
World Conference on Statelessness

The World Conference on Statelessness will be held on 26-28 June in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Statelessness is an issue affecting many people across the globe today and poses a real challenge to equality, inclusion, security, rights and development. Furthermore, statelessness is an issue that disproportionately affects minorities, as noted at the most recent United Nations Forum on Minority Issues, which was devoted to the theme of statelessness. The upcoming World Conference on Statelessness to be held on 26-28 June in the Hague will address issues related to statelessness, the right to nationality, citizenship, and inclusive societies for all.

Over 100 speakers will contribute to the programme, from more than 40 different countries. There will be a strong focus on major global challenges, including: Strengthening a unified human rights voice on the Rohingya crisis; Precarious Citizenship: The use and mis-use of deprivation of nationality in the world today; Realising the right of every child to a nationality; and Building a global statelessness movement. There will also be sessions exploring new opportunities, such as emerging approaches to statelessness studies, showcasing the interdisciplinary work of a new generation of PhD students; the presentation of new tools for policy assessment and awareness raising; and brainstorming of lessons learned from national and international campaigning.

More information about the conference can be found on the website of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion.