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UNHCR announces regional citizenship competition for students

UNHCR Central Asia reported on the First Regional Student Competition, which will focus on the topic of citizenship. The project is conducted in cooperation with Al-Farabi Kazakh University and CANS. As UN High Commissioner for Refugees F. Grandi noted, the negative effects of statelessness became particularly noticeable during the COVID-19 pandemic, so the problem is extremely urgent.

The competition is held to intensify scientific research on the issue among students. The organizers hope to receive innovative proposals from young people that will help eradicate statelessness in the near future.

The main requirements for participation in the competition:

  1. Applications are accepted from students studying at accredited universities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan in undergraduate or graduate programs.
  2. The language of the publication is English or Russian.
  3. The volume of scientific research is up to 6,000 words along with footnotes.
  4. Only one work is accepted from one participant.

To participate in the contest you need to fill out form and send it along with the publication by July 20, no later than 23:59 (GMT + 6), to:, indicating in the subject line: "Regional Research Paper Contest on Statelessness 2020.

There are gifts for the winners: 1st place - laptop, 2nd place - tablet, 3rd place - smartphone.


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