The Re'ut Institute defines the concept of "Nascent State" (in statu nascendi) as referring to a status under international law of:
A political entity, which aspires for political independence and recognition of its status of statehood;
Whose future political status of statehood has been recognized by the relevant members and organs of the international community, primarily the UN;
This status of statehood has not yet been fully realized.
The Re'ut Institute distinguishes between the concepts of Nascent State, "Quasi-State" and "State-in-the-Making".