Inclusive Solutions Towards Ending Statelessness – side event at the UNHCR Global NGO Consultations in Geneva

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS), Nationality for All, and UNHCR are co-organising a side event on “Inclusive Solutions Towards Ending Statelessness” at the Global NGO Consultations in Geneva on June 12, 16:00-17:30 CET, room B.

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