Under the Radar and Under Protected: the urgent need to address stateless children’s rights

Some parents do not register their child. Some schools will not enrol children if they have not been registered.

These parents may be illiterate or do not realise they need to register, some are ashamed because the child has

been born out of wedlock, or may be disabled and the parents do not want to admit they have such a child, due to local discrimination.

The report below highlights these sort of issues.

From the latest INEE newsletter:

Under the Radar and Under Protected: the urgent need to address stateless children’s rights
UNHCR and Plan International 

‘Under the Radar and Under Protected’ raises awareness of the dangers and risks that stateless children face and highlights the urgent need to address their rights – including the right of every child to acquire a nationality and to be registered immediately after birth. Plan and UNHCR have joined hands to work together around the globe and in partnership with other organisations, such as UNICEF, to urge states to register children immediately after birth and to include stateless children in the development and implementation of international and national policies. States are also encouraged to develop campaigns for free, accessible and non-discriminatory birth registration with the help of UN agencies, donors and civil society.

Click here to view the full report.

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