International Migrants Day is observed every year on 18th December to bring attention to the social and economic realities of migrants around the world. The day is celebrated to guarantee that the rights of migrants are equally respected and not violated.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed December 18 as International Migrants Day on December 4, 2000. This special day came into existence after considering the enormous and rising number of migrants around the world. On this day in 1990, the UNGA adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
The day is set aside to honor the health, safety and well-being of all expatriates. During the Inter-Governmental Conference in December 2018, it was decided to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The day aims to manage the risks associated with migration while maximizing its overall benefits for individuals and communities in countries of origin, transit and destination.