International Migrants Day observed on 18th December
Migration draws increasing attention in the world nowadays. Mixed with elements of unforeseeability, emergency, and complexity, the challenges and difficulties of international migration require enhanced cooperation and collective action among countries and regions.
On September 19, 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a set of commitments during its first-ever summit on large movements of refugees and migrants to enhance the protection of refugees and migrants. These commitments are known as the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (NY Declaration).
The NY Declaration reaffirms the importance of the international protection regime and represents a commitment by the Member States to strengthen and enhance mechanisms to protect people on the move. It paves the way for the adoption of two new global compacts in 2018: the global compact on refugees and the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.
Why migration: Climate change, demographics, instability, growing inequalities, and aspirations for a better life, as well as unmet needs in labour markets.
Theme: Safe Migration in a World on the Move
Since the year 2000, the international community has used December 18, International Migrants Day, to highlight the human rights of migrants
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