The right to nationality is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the 1948 American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man and the 1968 American Convention on Human Rights.
Moreover, two UN Conventions deal specifically with statelessness:
- The 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, which sets out the definition of a stateless person and provides protections for stateless persons, and
- The 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, which is aimed at reducing and preventing statelessness.
See which States of the Americas have ratified the statelessness conventions here.