Considering the enormous number of migrants in the world, the United Nations General Assembly, on December 4, 2000 had decided to consider December 18th as the International Migrants Day. The General Assembly had already adopted the International Convention on the protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their families and this is why the date was chosen.
This day is observed in many countries worldwide by intergovernmental and non-governmental organization through the broadcast of information on human rights and fundamental political freedoms of migrants, and through sharing of experiences and the preparation of measures to make sure the well-being of migrants.
Reasons for the Day
After the UN adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrants Workers and Members of Their Families in December 18, 1990, Filipino and other Asian migrant organizations started celebrating December 18th as the international Day of Solidarity with Migrants.
Constructing on this enterprise, December 18 with the support from Migrant Rights International and the Steering Committee for the Global Campaign for Ratification of the International Convention on Migrants’ Rights and other organizations, started a campaign in 1999 for the official UN designation of an International Migrant’s Day, which was announced on December 4, 2000.
The UN’s proclamation of the International Migrant’s Day has helped people who are concerned and wants to ensure the protection of the migrants to take this as a chance to gather together. The UN invited all its member states, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to promote this day by spreading information on human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, sharing experiences, and ensuring the protection of migrants.
Global actions to celebrate International Migrants’ Day
From the year 2000, communities worldwide have used December 18, International Migrants Day, to help project the human rights of migrants. Making migrant voices heard is the main purpose behind the International Migrants Day events. Along with this, as an Immigration specialist team, we at Owlspriority Immigration are dedicated to ensuring safe and legal migration along with providing support to local migrant communities. Our team is always equipped with the most experienced and qualified professionals to safeguard the rights of migrants through Legal Representation (Read more on fraud prevention).
Let us hope that this International Migrants’ day help the migrants all over the world to get heard and also become an eye-opener for individuals and families who wish to migrate to different parts of the world legally.