recommended by the Economic and Social Council (Decision 2000/288
of 28 July 2000), the General Assembly has proclaimed 18 December
International Migrants Day (Resolution 55/93 of 4 December 2000).
On that Day, the International convention on the protection of
the Rights of All migrant workers and members of their families
was adopted in 1990 (Resolution 45/158). The Assembly has stressed
the need to make further efforts to ensure respect for the human
rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants. It is estimated
that some 195
around the world have left their homelands in search of better lives.
United Nations International Migrants Day
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