Upcoming webinar on Parliamentary action to end statelessness by 2024

How can parliamentary action address statelessness by the year 2024? Find out during the PHAP, Inter-Parliamentary Union and UNHCR webinar this 25 February.

On 25 February, join us for a webinar organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and PHAP, which will place particular attention on how to move beyond pledges made at the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) and High-Level Segment on Statelessness (HLS) in order to strengthen implementation of the #IBelong Campaign and the Global Action Plan to End Statelessness by 2024. Members of Parliaments who have led legislative efforts to address statelessness in their countries will share their experience, with time also for questions and discussion by webinar participants. 

Statelessness deprives women and men, girls, and boys the right to enjoy basic rights that citizens may take for granted – the right to a legal identity, to move across borders, to own property, vote, access education, health services, and legal employment. As most situations of statelessness can be prevented or resolved through legislation, parliamentarians have a critical role to play in bringing the scourge of statelessness to an end.

In 2019, the GRF and the HLS resulted in unprecedented 396 pledges concerning statelessness submitted by States, international and regional organizations, and civil society. Seventy-nine States submitted 270 pledges relevant to eradicating statelessness globally, many of which call for parliamentary action. Following this, this webinar will go further and discuss strategies and practical ways of mobilizing parliamentary action to end statelessness in the next four years.

This webinar is free to attend.

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