The Network was officially launched at the UNHCR's event "Out of the Shadows: Ending Statelessness in the Americas", held in Washington DC in November 2014, when the Office launched its Global Campaign to End Statelessness in 10 years. See more on the UNHCR here.

The goal of the Network is to assist in implementing the UNHCR Global Action Plan so that the Americas could become the first continent to eradicate statelessness.