Photo credit: UNHCR/Ted Adnan
minutes, one stateless child is born somewhere in the world. Responding to this
grim reality, the prevention and resolution of childhood statelessness has
become one of the key goals of UNHCR’s Global Campaign to End Statelessness in
10 Years, or by 2024.
UNHCR spoke to more than 250 children and youths, their parents and guardians,
cilvil society and Governments in seven countries, including Malaysia, about
the experience of childhood statelessness. It was the first time such a
comprehensive consultation on the views of children and youth had ever been
undertaken. It was also the first time that any of these youths had ever spoken
to anyone about what it was like to be stateless.
has resulted in a report entitled “I am Here, I Belong”, and has inspired a
photo exhibition about stateless youths in Malaysia, of the same title.
The "I Am
Here, I Belong" event that showcases the findngs of this report and the
photo exhibition will be held at Publika, in Kuala Lumpur on 19 & 20
FREE. ALL ARE WELCOMED.
with the one year Anniversary of UNHCR’s Global “#I Belong Campaign to
Both will be
launched to the public during this event.