International Migrants Day – December 18
Every year December 18, celebrated International Migrants Day, to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. UN Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are invited to observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection.
There are 232 million people living outside their country of birth. It is our collective responsibility to make migration work for the benefit of migrants and countries alike.
The UN emblem may be found in material promoting International Migrants Day. The emblem consists of a projection of the globe centered on the North Pole. It depicts all continents except Antarctica and four concentric circles representing degrees of latitude. The projection is surrounded by images of olive branches, representing peace. The emblem is often blue, although it is printed in white on a blue background on the UN flag.