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Resolution Number: 2012-A138
Title: Urge an End to Statelessness and Discriminatory Practices
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 77th General Convention commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and assert the right of every human being to a nationality by urging States to work to end statelessness which affects millions of people across the world; and be it further

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church urge the United States Government and the international community to work to end discriminatory practices that leave women and children vulnerable to statelessness, including efforts to ensure equality between women and men in nationality laws and access to documentation, the promotion of birth registration as a basic step toward the protection of children and the prevention of statelessness, and greater efforts in the identification of stateless persons to be able to start addressing their needs.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, 2012 (New York: General Convention, 2012), pp. 184-185.