International Migrants Day

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International day is observed on 18 December as International Migrants Day appointed by the General Assembly of United Nations. Migration may contribute to sustainable economic growth. Due to poverty people search for better livelihood opportunity and one word that comes to our mind in this regard is migration.

International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day

About the day

  • Observed by: All UN Member States
  • Date: 18 December
  • On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly adopted the international convention on the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families.
  • Appointed by the General Assembly of United Nations on 4 December 2000.
  • Making migrants voices heard is the common thread throughout International Migrants Day events.
  • UN’s International Organization of Migrants (IOM) Director General is William Lacy Swing.

About Director General of IOM

  • William Lacy Swing is UN’s International Organization of Migrants (IOM) Director General.
  • Born: September 11, 1934 (age 82), Lexington, North Carolina, United States.
  • Education: Catawba College.
  • Occupation: Diplomat
  • In June 2008 he was elected Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
  • He is former United States Ambassador.
William Lacy Swing, Director General of IOM

William Lacy Swing, Director General of IOM

William Lacy Swing, Director General of IOM

- Published/Last Modified on: December 18, 2016