18 December 2012

International Migrants Day

Today is International Migrants Day, held on the day that the General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.  For more information, visit the UN's special page.

Here is a round-up of messages in support of migrants from a sampling of organizations:

  • Europe Cold-shoulders Migrants’ Plight (Amnesty International) [text] [report]
  • International Migrants Day (European Commission) [text]
  • International Migrants Day: Ensuring Migrants’ Rights’ in Times of Crisis (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants) [text]
  • International Migrants Day: Working to Tackle Organized Crime and the Exploitation of Migrants (UNODC) [text]
  • Message by the ILO's Director-General on the occasion of International Migrants Day (ILO) [text]
  • Migrant Workers Hit by Crises Need Comprehensive, Long Term Help, Says IOM on International Migrants Day, 2012 (IOM) [text]
  • Stranded at the Border: Migrants and Refugees Trapped in a No Man’s Land (Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network) [text]

Resources relating more generally to international migration issues can be found in these recent posts from May and December.

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