International Migrants Day 2018 observed on 18th December
The International Migrants Day 2018 observed on 18th December 2018 across the world. In accordance with the Resolution 55/93 of the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA), the International Migrants Day is observed every year on 18 December. The Resolution 55/93 was adopted by UN on 4th December 2000.
Also, Resolution 45/158 which is a resolution on the ‘International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families’ was adopted by the UNGA on 18th December 1990.
On this day many intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in different countries disseminate information on human rights and fundamental political freedoms of migrants among the people. The design of actions for the protection of migrants and experiences of migrants are also shared with the public. Making the voice of migrants heard is the main motive of celebrating this day.
The theme of International Migrants Day 2018 is “Migration with Dignity”. The reason for choosing this theme is that around 3,400 migrants and refugees died worldwide in 2018. The United Nations have given a call for migration that is safe, regular and dignified for everyone.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on this day stated that Migration is a powerful driver of economic growth, that allows people to seek new opportunities. Migration benefits both the communities at the origin and destination.