18 December 2013

News: International Migrants Day

December 18th is International Migrants Day. If you are a person living outside your country of birth, share your story at #IAmAMigrant.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling 2013 the "year of desperation," focusing on the many migrants who have perished in search of a new life.  Visit IOM's theme page for more information, including statistics on and locations of migrant deaths, an animated infographic, news stories, and a link to the "What Migrants Bring" campaign.

See also this joint statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, François Crépeau; the Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, Abdelhamid El Jamri; and the Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Felipe González.

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