United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Topic A: Protection of the Rights of the Stateless

Topic B: Application for 2024 Global Summit on Ending Statelessness

Working Language: English

Delegation: Double Delegation (60 delegates in total)

Rules of Procedure: Beijing Rules of Procedure (Motion-Oriented & Application)

Introduction to the Committee and Topics:

Today, millions of people are denied a nationality. Stateless people can be found all around the world, ranging from children to the elderly. Deprived of basic rights, such as education, healthcare and employment, the stateless are kept silent from cradle to grave, ignored by the community in most cases and discriminated in the society from time to time. Thorny as it is, statelessness is nevertheless a man-made problem, and has been one of the main focuses of UNHCR since 1950. UNHCR is determined to tackle the issue by 2024, which requires joint efforts of all countries and collaboration with other international agencies at all levels. Here, delegates are given the chance to apply for the 2024 Global Summit on Ending Statelessness which shall address past efforts, summarize achievements and examine the fulfillment of its targets. The hosting city of this summit should have the capacity to receive large number of delegates from across the world. It will be a good opportunity for countries to demonstrate hospitality and outstanding contribution in protection of the stateless. The application for hosting the 2024 Global Summit is open now.

Through protecting the rights of the stateless and envisioning a future without statelessness, we will help promote the 2030 sustainable development agenda and contribute to the achievement of 17 sustainable development goals.