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2022/10/17
WCC webcast will mark 8th anniversary of #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness

An upcoming World Council of Churches (WCC) webcast, scheduled for 4 November, will mark the 8th anniversary of #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness.

Every person has the right to say #IBELONG, today millions of people around the world are denied a nationality. They often aren’t allowed to go to school, see a doctor, get a job, open a bank account, buy a house or even get married, the #IBelong Campaign aims to end statelessness in ten years, Photo: UNHCR

The #IBelong Campaign, led by the UN Refugee Agency, aims to end statelessness in ten years. The campaign promotes awareness of statelessness as well as steps to end it.

The webcast, organized by the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, will also mark the 30th anniversary of the International Declaration on Minority Rights.

More than 75% of stateless people around the world are from minority groups. Speakers in the webcast will look at the situation of statelessness resulting from discrimination against minorities, be it ethnic, linguistic, or religious. They will also explore how the International Declaration on Minority Rights has advanced the rights of minorities, specifically stateless minority groups.

Speakers will also share their vision and hope for a future without statelessness.

Speakers:

Moderator

  • Rev. Dr Karen Georgia Thompson, United Church of Christ, WCC executive committee member

Panelists

  • Prof. FernandDe Varennes, UN special rapporteur on minority issues
  • Subin Mulmi, Nationality for All
  • Maha Mamo, Global Speaker, Human Rights Activist, and TEDx speaker
  • Radha Govil, UNHCR
  • Ekaterina E., United Stateless

Watch the WCC webcast Friday 4 November, 14:00 pm CEST

SOURCE>WCC


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