International Migrants Day

18 December

International Migrants Day


On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly (UNGA), taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day (A/RES/55/93).

The day was selected to mark the anniversary of the 1990 adoption by UNGA of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (A/RES/45/158). More information...

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Christmas Day

25 December

Christmas Day


Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, peace on earth and goodwill.

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