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Campagna di ENS contro l'apolidia minorile

On November 20, 2014, the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is launching its campaign ‘None of Europe’s Children should be Stateless’ to mark Universal Children’s Day and the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which lays down the right of every child to a nationality. Children continue to be born stateless in Europe. Therefore, the ENS campaign aims to raise awareness and promote measures to ensure that all children in the region can in practice realise their right to a nationality. The first year of the campaign will focus on conducting further research to identify more precisely current gaps in law, policy and practice that result in child statelessness. These findings will be presented at a major regional conference in June 2015 which is intended to serve as a springboard for subsequent public-facing advocacy and campaigning necessary to secure reform. During both stages of the campaign ENS is committed to engaging the child rights community and other actors in seeking to achieve these objectives. Other special features will include an outreach programme to schools and youth to help raise the profile of the issue and to engage youngsters in creating a platform for change. You can read the full campaign launch statement here and this week’s ENS blog is also dedicated to the campaign.