The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, applauds Togo's accession to the two UN Conventions on Statelessness.
Togo has now become the latest country to join the 1954 Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, helping to advance the global fight to end statelessness.
Statelessness is the situation of people who are not recognized as citizens by any country and is a global phenomenon that continues to affect millions of people worldwide, leaving them marginalized and highly vulnerable.
In depositing instruments of accession to both treaties on 14 July, Togo signaled its political will to tackle the root causes of statelessness as well as its support for UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness by 2024.
Hervé Kuate is with UNHCR.