migration

Journée internationale des migrants

18 décembre

On 4 December 2000, the General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December International Migrants Day (A/RES/55/93). On that day, in 1990, the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (A/RES/45/158).

Migration is a global phenomenon driven by many forces. These start with aspirations for dignity, safety and peace. The decision to leave home is always extreme, and, too often, the beginning of a dangerous, sometimes fatal journey.

UNESCO is acting to advance the migration-related commitments of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This starts with education, by promoting access to quality education for Syrian refugees, by facilitating recognition of education diplomas and qualifications.

Through our International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities, we promote a welcoming approach towards migrants at the local level. We are bolstering the capacities of journalists to address negative narratives and bring the stories of migrants to the fore. UNESCO is deeply engaged with UN partners through the Global Migration Group, to shape a global compact for safer, orderly and regular migration.

"En cette Journée internationale des migrants, nous devons réaffirmer notre engagement aux côtés des près de 300 millions de migrants dans le monde et nous mobiliser pour faire respecter leurs droits inaliénables, menacés par les diverses crises qui traversent le monde."
Audrey Azoulay
Audrey Azoulay Directrice-générale de l’UNESCO

QUE FAIT L'UNESCO DANS LE DOMAINE DE LA MIGRATION

Migration and inclusive societies
International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities − ICCAR
Apprendre à vivre ensemble
Dialogue interculturel
Fostering Rights, Inclusion and Non-Discrimination
Social Transformations
L'UNESCO et les objectifs de développement durable

En savoir plus

Global education monitoring report, 2019: Migration, displacement and education: building bridges, not walls
UNESCO
2018
UNESCO
0000265866
Cities welcoming refugees and migrants: enhancing effective urban governance in an age of migration
UNESCO
2016
0000246558
Migrating alone: unaccompanied and separated children's migration to Europe
UNESCO
2010
0000190796

Ressources

Résolution adoptée par l'Assemblée Générale
Site de l'ONU pour la journée
Edition précédente
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