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International Migrants Day – 18 December


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International Migrants Day – 18 December

International Migrants Day aims to raise awareness about the challenges and difficulties of international migration. The theme for this year is “Harnessing the potential of human mobility”. Basically, this is to ensure there is safe and orderly migration for all.

Who are Migrants?

Migrants are the people who move from one place to another. People move places in order to find work or better living conditions. Migrants may get opportunities in new places but can also face challenges.



What is International Migrants Day?

  • International Migrants Day is celebrated on 18th December every year throughout the world.
  • The day recognizes the efforts, contributions, and rights of migrants.
  • On 4th December 2000, the UN General Assembly officially adopted 18th December as International Migrants Day.


How is International Migrants Day celebrated?

  • On this day, activities are arranged to educate people about the lives of migrants and their problems.
  • Special films and documentaries about migrants are also screened on this day.

Watch a video: International Organization or Migration (IOM) key message
Credit: Youtube user/ IOM – UN Migration


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