December 18 in 1990, the General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (International convention on the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families) (resolution 45/158).
A December 4 in 2000, the General Assembly established the UN International Migrants Day (International Migrants Day), which is celebrated annually on 18 December. The decision to celebrate International Migrants Day was made due to the fact that in recent years the number of migrants worldwide has increased significantly.
Assembly stressed the need for further measures to ensure respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants.
International Migrants Day is celebrated in many countries, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations through the dissemination of information on human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, as well as carrying out various activities and workshops that explain the laws on the rights of immigrants.
Every year on this day you can hear the calls to the fact that the international community should pay more attention to the significant number of workers who find themselves in a difficult position, away from home and in need of assistance and protection.
According to experts, every thirty-fifth citizen of the world is a migrant, living and working outside their home country.