International Migrants Day: Demands Equal Rights and Protections for all Workers

International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day: International Migrants Day is an International day observed every year on 18th December, the world marks International Migrants Day, to recognize the important contribution of the migrants while focusing on the challenges that they face after they move to another place.

Regardless of these reasons that force people to move, the migrants and displaced people are also marked as some of the most dangerous and degraded groups by society.

Many migrant workers are frequently in temporary, informal, or unprotected jobs which cover them to a high risk of insecurity, layoffs, and poor working conditions.

Despite facing all these problems, migrants have proved to be a source of prosperity, innovation, and supportable development to countries of origin, transit, and host countries.

And also their knowledge, networks, and skills which have significantly contributed to the development of the country.

About International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 4th December 2000, after having taken into account the large and increasing number of migrants around the world. On 18th December 1990, the General Assembly took the international convention on the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families.

International Migrants Day is observed across all countries, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations through the roll-out of information on human rights and fundamental political freedoms of migrants, and through sharing the experiences and the plan of action to ensure the protection of migrants.

Migration, in the instance of human beings, is the act of going from one place to another. Mostly they go from a country of origin to a new country to start their new life as permanent residents in their new home in a new country.

Now, Nomadic movements are usually not considered migrations as there is no aim to settle in the new place and because the movement is normally seasonal. Only some nomadic peoples have kept this form of lifestyle in today’s modern times.

Also, the short-term movement of people for the motive of travel, tourism, trips, or commutes is not considered migration, in the absence of an aim to live and settle in the visited places.