INFORMATION ON THE PARTICIPATION OF THE DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN IN THE 70TH SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES PROGRAMME

The delegation of Turkmenistan headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Migration Service of Turkmenistan is participating in the 70th Session of the Executive Committee of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Programme which is being held in the UN office building in Geneva during the period of October 7-11, 2019.

The session was opened by the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Programme, Ambassador of Algeria Mr.Boudjemaa Delmi.

After the opening speech of the Chairman, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina Mohammed and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. Filippo Grandi gave speeches during the opening of the session.

Then, the high-level segment on the issues of statelessness took place.  Here the problems of statelessness were discussed that affect millions of people across the world and bring to devastating consequences depriving them of their lawful rights, leaving them beyond political and economic influence, unprotected and exposed to discrimination.

At the end of the high-level segment, general debates on global issues of statelessness have started.