Governance – OAS :: Venezuela; Nicaragua
OAS Permanent Council to Analyze Political and Social Crisis in Nicaragua and to Discuss Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Venezuela
Organization of American States August 23, 2019
Please consult the agenda of the meeting here. Note that changes to the agenda may yet be made before the meeting. The meeting will be broadcast live at Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT) – with interpretation in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese- on the OAS Website and the OAS Facebook page
Statelessness – Columbia/Venezuela
UNICEF welcomes Government of Colombia decision to prevent statelessness for thousands of children born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents
PANAMA, 6 August 2019 – UNICEF welcomes the decision of the Government of Colombia to grant Colombian nationality to more than 24,000 children born to Venezuelan parents who have been in the country since August 2015. This decision is an essential guarantor of children’s rights and will help to mitigate the risks associated with statelessness.
The exceptional and temporary administrative measure allows children born in Colombia to Venezuelan parents since August 19, 2015 to have Colombian nationality listed in their Civil Birth Registry.
“This measure sets a strong example in guaranteeing the rights of uprooted children and we salute it as a milestone in the prevention of statelessness for children worldwide,” said María Cristina Perceval, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. “We encourage other countries in the region supporting children and families from Venezuela, to continue taking measures that guarantee the rights and integral protection of migrant children and their families,” she added…