This day, inaugurated by the United Nations (UN) in 2000, marks the date on which the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers was adopted in 1990. Coordinated by the UN’s International Organisation of Migration, the day focuses on highlighting the importance of the world’s 272 million migrants, their rights, their huge contributions to society and the challenges facing them.
This day is about migrants in all their forms. Refugees, economic migrants, expats and everything in between. Migration is a fact of life with humans moving around long before borders were built to regulate this movement. As the world changes around communities and individuals there are ever changing needs to relocate and this phenomenon is set to continue.
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