The Course responds to the need of increased knowledge and capacity to prevent, reduce and resolve statelessness and to protect stateless persons worldwide. The curriculum of the Course ranges from the adoption of the Statelessness international conventions and development of national legislation to the work with stateless persons in the field. Besides the international legal framework related to nationality, the Course’s sessions analyse the causes and impacts of statelessness, the overview of stateless populations around the world, including stateless children, and the interrelation between statelessness and forced displacement. The training also aims at promoting the use and the implementation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Global Action Plan to End Statelessness as part of the #IBelong Campaign.
Hanan Jaber Abdallah (bottom-left) sits with her five children as they hold up their Sudanese citizenship documents. Their statelessness was ended and Sudanese nationality restored thanks to their mother's eight-year-struggle and the legal support of UNHCR and its partner. Photo credit: ©UNHCR