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Migration and Development

(December 06, 2013)
Classroom Conversations Connecting the United Nations with world’s classrooms through discussions on today’s major issues and global responses to them Migration and development


On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the

Protection of the Rights of All Migrant  Workers and Members of Their Families.

Ten years later, on 4 December 2000, the General  Assembly proclaimed 18 December as

International Migrants Day.


Nearly every country is affected by migration. No society can consider its future without

factoring in the effects of human mobility. Yet too often men and women cannot adequately

pursue opportunities for decent work and a  better life, the skills and credentials of  migrants go unrecognized and companies and households cannot employ the workers they need. In October 2013, the General Assembly at its High-Level Dialogue on International  Migration and Development, reaffirmed the need to promote and protect effectively the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all  migrants, regardless of their migration status.


The conversation will focus on the nature of international migration and the co-relation

between migration and development.

Seats are limited. To ensure your

seat, please pre-register by sending an


e-mail to [email protected]

(Subject : Migrants Day).


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