Stateless

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Eye health, UN’s financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia

Tuesday’s top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase ‘dramatically’; work and reforms of the UN ‘at risk’; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide.

If you’re stateless, ‘just going to school is a problem’ 

What does it mean to be stateless? After her story was highlighted by UNCHR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett on Monday, UN News’s Daniel Johnson caught up with Maha Mamo, who grew up in Lebanon before being given Brazilian nationality.

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News in Brief 18 April 2019

  • ‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need countries to help them: top UN official 
  • Stress, overtime and disease contribute to 2.8 million workers dying every year: ILO  
  • UN human rights chief alarmed at mass terrorism trial in Bahrain, revoking citizenship 
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News in Brief 14 February 2019

  • No child in Europe should be Stateless, says UN agencies
  • Pope urges IFAD to continue on its ‘humble’ path
  • Saying NO to child marriage
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Millions of people in stateless ‘limbo’, warns UNCHR

People in every region of the world who do not have a nationality face a “day-to-day struggle” in accessing basic human rights such as education, healthcare and work, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

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Chile applauded for commitment to tackling statelessness

Statelessness affects 10 million people globally, so Chile’s adoption of international accords that promote a fundamental right to nationality is an important step, the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR), said on Tuesday.

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UN refugee agency applauds United Kingdom’s efforts to end statelessness

The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed a new determination procedure in the United Kingdom to end legal limbo for stateless people and legalize their presence there.

UN refugee agency urges greater support for treaties protecting stateless

International support is growing for the global treaties offering protection to the estimated 12 million people worldwide who are stateless, but there is still no critical mass to make a major difference, the United Nations refugee agency has warned.

UN agency hails Panama’s decision to join treaties to protect stateless people

The United Nations refugee agency today hailed Panama’s recent decision to accede to two major international treaties on statelessness, a problem which affects up to 12 million people worldwide.

UN welcomes United Arab Emirates' plan to tackle plight of stateless people

The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed a decision by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to resolve the situation of thousands of stateless people living there, and voiced the hope that the Persian Gulf nation’s efforts will encourage other countries in the region to do the same.