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April 2019 Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region

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From 16-18 April 2019 in Nairobi, the Government of Kenya, the Executive Secretariat of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the United High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) co-organised a Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region. The purpose of this conference was to review the progress of Member States of the ICGLR under the Action Plan of the ICGLR on the Eradication of Statelessness (ICGLR Action Plan), and to prepare for the High-Level Segment on statelessness to be held on 7 October 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The main outcomes of this regional flagship event were the official statements delivered by the Ministers and/or their delegate from the 12 ICGLR Member State with indicative pledges that their Government intends to showcase at the Global High Level Segment. Statements of support and indicative pledges were also delivered by a few inter-governmental bodies such as CEMAC, African Union Commission and UN Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General to the Great Lakes region, as well as by a representative of civil society organisations to join their efforts to the ICGLR Member States to eradicate statelessness in this region. Below you will find all the documents relating to this regional conference.

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    Welcoming statement from the Executive Secretary, International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Ambassador Zachary Muburi-Muit...

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    Welcoming statement from the Executive Secretary, International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Ambassador Zachary Muburi-Muita - ENGLISH
    Published: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness and the upcoming High-Level Segment on Statelessness

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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness and the upcoming High-Level Segment on Statelessness
    Published: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: An overview on African Legal Framework on nationality

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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: An overview on African Legal Framework on nationality
    Published: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Keynote speech from the Head of the Division of Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Displaced Persons, African Union Commission, Mr. Olabisi ...

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    Keynote speech from the Head of the Division of Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Displaced Persons, African Union Commission, Mr. Olabisi Dare - ENGLISH
    Published: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Outcome document of the Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region (16-18 April 2019, Nairobi) - E...

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    Final Report on the Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    Published: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): Overview on Nationality and statelessness in the Great Lakes Region

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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): Overview on Nationality and statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    Published: 26 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Summary report of the conclusions from the Expert-Level Progress Review Segment presented by the Member State Expert, Mr. Jacques Essissongo...

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    Summary report of the conclusions from the Expert-Level Progress Review Segment presented by the Member State Expert, Mr. Jacques Essissongo, Government Focal Point on statelessness, Republic of Congo...
    Published: 26 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Document final de la Conférence Ministérielle en matière d’Eradication de l’Apatridie dans le Région des Grands Lacs (16-18 avril 2019, Nair...

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    Document final de la Conférence Ministérielle en matière d’Eradication de l’Apatridie dans le Région des Grands Lacs (16-18 avril 2019, Nairobi)
    Published: 26 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital Presentation (FRENCH): Eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: Taking stock & reviewing the ICGLR Action Plan looking f...

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    Digital Presentation (FRENCH): Eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: Taking stock & reviewing the ICGLR Action Plan looking forward to 2024
    Published: 25 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Official statement made by the Representative of Angola - PORTUGUESE

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    Official statement made by the Representative of Angola - PORTUGUESE
    Published: 25 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Relatório final da Conferência Ministerial sobre a Erradicação da Apatridia na Região dos Grandes Lagos (16-18 de abril de 2019, Nairobi) - ...

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    Relatório final da Conferência Ministerial sobre a Erradicação da Apatridia na Região dos Grandes Lagos (16-18 de abril de 2019, Nairobi)
    Published: 25 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Final Agenda on the Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region (16-18 April 2019, Nairobi) - ENGLI...

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    Final Agenda on the Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region (16-18 April 2019, Nairobi)
    Published: 24 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Welcoming statement from the Executive Secretary, International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Ambassador Zachary Muburi-Muit...

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    Welcoming statement from the Executive Secretary, International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Ambassador Zachary Muburi-Muita - ENGLISH
    Published: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Keynote speech from the Head of the Division of Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Displaced Persons, African Union Commission, Mr. Olabisi ...

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    Keynote speech from the Head of the Division of Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Displaced Persons, African Union Commission, Mr. Olabisi Dare - ENGLISH
    Published: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Summary report of the conclusions from the Expert-Level Progress Review Segment presented by the Member State Expert, Mr. Jacques Essissongo...

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    Summary report of the conclusions from the Expert-Level Progress Review Segment presented by the Member State Expert, Mr. Jacques Essissongo, Government Focal Point on statelessness, Republic of Congo...
    Published: 26 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Official statement made by the Representative of Angola - PORTUGUESE

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    Official statement made by the Representative of Angola - PORTUGUESE
    Published: 25 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Official statement made by the Representative of Burundi - FRENCH

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    Official statement made by the Representative of Burundi - FRENCH
    Published: 24 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Official statement made by the Representative of Democratic Republic of Congo - FRENCH

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    Official statement made by the Representative of Democratic Republic of Congo - FRENCH
    Published: 23 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Official statement made by the Representative of Central African Republic - FRENCH

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    Official statement made by the Representative of Central African Republic - FRENCH
    Published: 22 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Official statement made by the Minister of Justice from Republic of Congo - FRENCH

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    Official statement made by the Minister of Justice from Republic of Congo - FRENCH
    Published: 21 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Official Statement made by the Representative of Rwanda - ENGLISH

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    Official Statement made by the Representative of Rwanda - ENGLISH
    Published: 21 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Statement of support made by a representative of civil society organisations in the region - ENGLISH

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    Statement of support made by a representative of civil society organisations in the region - ENGLISH
    Published: 19 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Official statement made by the Representative of CEMAC - FRENCH

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    Official statement made by the Representative of CEMAC - FRENCH
    Published: 18 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Official statement of support made by the Representative of AUC - ENGLISH

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    Official statement of support made by the Representative of AUC - ENGLISH
    Published: 17 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Outcome document of the Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region (16-18 April 2019, Nairobi) - E...

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    Final Report on the Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    Published: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Document final de la Conférence Ministérielle en matière d’Eradication de l’Apatridie dans le Région des Grands Lacs (16-18 avril 2019, Nair...

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    Document final de la Conférence Ministérielle en matière d’Eradication de l’Apatridie dans le Région des Grands Lacs (16-18 avril 2019, Nairobi)
    Published: 26 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Relatório final da Conferência Ministerial sobre a Erradicação da Apatridia na Região dos Grandes Lagos (16-18 de abril de 2019, Nairobi) - ...

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    Relatório final da Conferência Ministerial sobre a Erradicação da Apatridia na Região dos Grandes Lagos (16-18 de abril de 2019, Nairobi)
    Published: 25 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Final Agenda on the Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region (16-18 April 2019, Nairobi) - ENGLI...

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    Final Agenda on the Ministerial Conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region (16-18 April 2019, Nairobi)
    Published: 24 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Agenda final de la Conférence Ministérielle en matière d’Eradication de l’Apatridie dans le Région des Grands Lacs (16-18 avril 2019, Nairob...

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    Agenda final de la Conférence Ministérielle en matière d’Eradication de l’Apatridie dans le Région des Grands Lacs (16-18 avril 2019, Nairobi)
    Published: 23 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Extended Action Plan of ICGLR on the eradication of statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: 2017-2024 - ENGLISH

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    Extended Action Plan of ICGLR on the eradication of statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: 2017-2024
    Published: 23 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Plan d’Action étendu de la CIRGL sur l’éradication de l’apatridie dans le Région des Grands Lacs : 2017-2024 - FRENCH

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    Plan d’Action étendu de la CIRGL sur l’éradication de l’apatridie dans le Région des Grands Lacs : 2017-2024
    Published: 22 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Plano de Acção Ampliado da Conferência Internacional da Região dos Grandes Lagos sobre a erradicação da apatridia: 2017 – 2024 - PORTUGUESE

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    Plano de Acção Ampliado da Conferência Internacional da Região dos Grandes Lagos sobre a erradicação da apatridia: 2017 – 2024
    Published: 21 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Proposed Draft: Expansion of the ICGLR Action Plan on the eradication of statelessness in the Great Lakes Region - ENGLISH

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    Proposed Draft: Expansion of the ICGLR Action Plan on the eradication of statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    Published: 20 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Projet: Elargissement du Plan d’Action de la CIRGL sur l’éradication de l’apatridie dans la Région des Grands Lacs - FRENCH

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    Projet: Elargissement du Plan d’Action de la CIRGL sur l’éradication de l’apatridie dans la Région des Grands Lacs
    Published: 19 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Projecto de expansão do Plano de Acção da CIRGL sobre a erradicação da apatridia - PORTUGUESE

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    Projecto de expansão do Plano de Acção da CIRGL sobre a erradicação da apatridia
    Published: 18 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness and the upcoming High-Level Segment on Statelessness

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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness and the upcoming High-Level Segment on Statelessness
    Published: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: An overview on African Legal Framework on nationality

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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: An overview on African Legal Framework on nationality
    Published: 27 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): Overview on Nationality and statelessness in the Great Lakes Region

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    Digital presentation (ENGLISH): Overview on Nationality and statelessness in the Great Lakes Region
    Published: 26 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital Presentation (FRENCH): Eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: Taking stock & reviewing the ICGLR Action Plan looking f...

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    Digital Presentation (FRENCH): Eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region: Taking stock & reviewing the ICGLR Action Plan looking forward to 2024
    Published: 25 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital Presentation (FRENCH): Moving towards the adoption of the draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the ...

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    Digital Presentation (FRENCH): Moving towards the adoption of the draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Specific Aspects of the Right to Nationality and the Eradica...
    Published: 24 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)
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    Digital Presentation (FRENCH) : Cross-fertilization of good practices in Africa for eliminating statelessness :The N’Djamena Initiative on t...

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    Digital Presentation (FRENCH) : Cross-fertilization of good practices in Africa for eliminating statelessness :The N’Djamena Initiative on the Eradication of Statelessness in Central Africa
    Published: 23 May 2019 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 28 May 2019 (6 months ago)

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    A ministerial conference on the Eradication of Statelessness in the Great Lakes Region was held in Nairobi from 16-18 April 2019, with participants drawn from 12 Member States from the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The event that was co-organised by Government of Kenya’... Read more