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Millions of stateless people to benefit from recent breakthroughs, says UN agency

by Pat Coate | September 26, 2007
"There has been a succession of positive developments, in recent months, concerning several groups of stateless people across the world -- following many years of stagnation."
- Jennifer Pagonis, UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokesperson

United Nations - The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed as “major breakthroughs” recent decisions by Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka to grant citizenship to some three million people who live in the three Asian nations without any official identity.

Ms. Pagonis also noted movement on the issue in South America and Europe.

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