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Statement made by Ms. Elaine Conkievich, Head of UN Women MCO Central Asia, at the Launch of UNHCR Global campaign to end statelessness in 10 years.
We conducted recently in Almaty regional consultations with all five countries of Central Asia to discuss progress achieved by countries on the enforcement of Beijing Platform for Action adopted in 1995. Because of the consultations, a set of practical recommendations for states to enforce their gender equality commitments was developed and is being presented this week in Geneva. The recommendations highlight a need to overcome statelessness in the region by setting 2020 as a clear deadline for resolving the issue of persons without citizenship and irregular migrants from a human rights perspective. UN Women is proud to be a partner of UNHCR in this important campaign and we look forward to everyone dedicated contribution to ending statelessness.