New York, 19 December 2022 (TDI): The world commemorated International Migrants Day on 18th December. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to the social and economic conditions faced by migrants worldwide.
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Moreover, This day is marked to ensure that immigrants’ rights be upheld and protected without exception. Despite the world’s rapid expansion and development, a variety of elements continue to have an impact on people’s mobility.
The UN website estimates that there has been an increase in international migration over the past fifty years. The percentage of immigrants from other countries in the global population has increased from 2.3 percent in 1980 and 2.8 percent in 2000.
Many people travel because they need to, while some do so voluntarily. Currently, 281 million people live abroad as immigrants, living in different countries than their own.
Background of the Day
On December 4, 2000, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared December 18 to be International Migrants Day. After taking into account the massive and growing number of migrants around the world, this particular day was established.
The UNGA adopted The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families on this day in 1990.
Furthermore, the declaration of International Migrants Day by the UN is a significant step. It provides a focal point for everyone concerned with the protection of migrants.
The UN asked all member states, intergovernmental organizations, & non-governmental organizations to celebrate this day by educating people about the fundamental liberties & human rights of migrants, exchanging personal stories, and taking steps to assure their safety.
Warfare, insecurity, climate change’s consequences, war, and conflict have all significantly influenced forced migration in recent years, whether it be inside nations or across borders.