International Migrants Day, 18 December
On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. The General Assembly invited States and other stakeholders to share information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, as well as on the actions undertaken to ensure the protection of migrants. The resolution referred to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which says that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind.”On 18 December, in 1990, the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
Secretary General's message on International Migrants' Day
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High Commissioner's statement on the event of International Migrants Day
For International Migrants Day, Sunday 18 December 2011 Dignity has no nationality (Joint statement by UN experts* to mark International Migrants Day)