International Migrants Day

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With ever increasing numbers of migrants moving throughout the world, the UN General Assembly declared the 18 December as a day to celebrate the role of the migrant and the contribution that migration brings to development.

UN Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations observe the day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection.

UNESCO places emphasis on the human face of migration. It addresses the implications of the movement of people within its fields of competence, firmly embedding its interventions in a human rights framework.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 18.12.2018 08:00 local time
End 18.12.2018 22:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point El-khoury, Golda
Country Worldwide
City -
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 More on International Migrants Day
Link 2 UNESCO's work on migration and inclusive societies
Link 3 Publication: Cities Welcoming Refugees and Migrants
Link 4 International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities − ICCAR