Endorse the Global Refugee Forum 2023 Multistakeholder Pledge on ending statelessness and join the new Global Alliance

For the Global Refugee Forum 2023, stakeholders are encouraged to make Multistakeholder pledges, which are joint pledges with a large-scale reach, working towards an ambitious common goal.

The Multistakeholder Pledge on Ending Statelessness envisages a world free from statelessness in which everyone can enjoy the right to a nationality without discrimination as a key outcome. This pledge aims to increase the prevention and reduction of statelessness through the implementation of concrete pledges made by States and others. One way to do this is for relevant stakeholders to join the Global Alliance to End Statelessness.

A specific Solution Seeker Programme of the Global Alliance will support and champion States and Inter-governmental Organizations to accelerate implementation of pledges and securing solutions to statelessness. Solution Seekers will be supported through the mobilization of diverse stakeholders and through practical tools to develop and implement timebound pledge implementation plans.

Pledge description

The below examples may be used when drafting and submitting the pledge.

All relevant stakeholders

We pledge to become members of the Global Alliance to End Statelessness (once established) to actively and collaboratively support the vision of a world free from statelessness so that everyone enjoys the right to nationality without discrimination.

States and Intergovernmental Organizations

As an expression of our interest in preventing and responding to statelessness through the accelerated implementation of our individual pledges to address statelessness [X States and Intergovernmental Organizations] also pledge to joining the Solutions Seeker Programme of the Global Alliance.

Join the Global Alliance to End Statelessness and the Solution Seeker Programme. Together, we can transform our pledges into powerful actions, accelerating solutions towards a future free from statelessness. Stand with us at the forefront of this global multistakeholder Alliance.

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