International Migrants Day

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International Migrants Day

Every year 18 December is observed as International Migrants Day to recognize the important contribution of migrants and also to highlight the challenges they face.

The UN Migration Agency defines a migrant as any person who is moving or has moved across an international border or within a State away from his/her habitual place of residence.

In a tweet, the United Nations said, one in every 30 people in the world is a migrant. According to the United Nations there were over 281 million International migrants in 2020.

Background to the Day 

The United Nations General Assembly on 4 December 2000 passed a resolution to observe 18 December as the International Migrants Day.

The 18 December date was chosen because on this day in 1990 the UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

No Theme has been announced for the International Migrants Day 2022. 

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