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The movement of a group of people from one place, community or situation to other is known as International Migrants Day. International Migration day is celebrated on the 18th of December annually. The migration of the people is either be forced or voluntary movement. Due to the increased number of disasters happening in the world, the number of migrant populations is also increasing along with it. The frequency of economic disasters can determine the actual number of total migrants across the world. What is the significance of International Migrants Day 2022? Let’s learn together.
According to the conducted survey, the economic challenges, poverty, famine, flood, conflict or disaster can facilitate the increased number of migrants across the world. The migrant population are also considered as people who are inactive in search of a decent job and affordable life. The estimated number of international migrants has increased over the past five decades. Currently approximately 281 million people are international migrants living in a country other than their country of birth.
As per the study conducted in the year 2021, the migrant population comprises of reg 3.6 percentage of the population across the world. The migrants are playing a crucial role in determining teg growth and development of a country. The potential migration is harnessed by many countries across the world while protecting the basic human right of the citizens across the world. The fundamental human rights are strictly protected while trying to control the excess migration of the people across the globe.
International Migrants Day theme 2022
The theme for this year’s International Migrants Day theme is “Together we heal, learn and shine”. The entire society should be safe to make life even more soother. The people who are working for society are even more concerned about the issues of the migrants. Every year December 18 is celebrated as International Migrant Day. The migrants are facing challenges every time. It is high time to address the plea of the migrant population. The day is the celebration of the protection of the rights of the migrant population. The UN Assembly formulated the formal celebration of this day from 18th December 1990 onward. People across the world must protect the migrant population and ensure the safety and security of the group. The theme for the year 2021 was ‘Harnessing the potential of human mobility’.
International Migrants Day History
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.
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.
International Migrants Day Significance 2022
The rootlessness and the lack of a sense of belonging are the problems faced by the migrant population across the world. The migration may be the result of the compulsion or the personal choice for a better life. Unemployment is one of the key factors that contribute to the migration of people globally. The migrants are destined to suffer in the borders between the imaginary homeland and the land where they are surviving. The eviction is another factor that led many to migration. Discrimination of all sorts can have a bad effect on a particular section of society. The migrant people are also belonging to the society. Discrimination against them will be highly threatening to society. Without income or shelter, the migrant people are struggling. The exploitation faced by the migrant people is heartbreaking.
International Migrants Day Quotes 2022
- “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” – Franklin D Roosevelt
- “We can’t deter people fleeing for their lives. They will come. The choice we have is how well we manage their arrival, and how humanely.” – Antonio Guterres
- “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety, and a better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family.” – Ban Ki-moon
- “People come here penniless but not culture-less. They bring us gifts. We can synthesize the best of our traditions with the best of theirs. We can teach and learn from each other.” – Mary Piper
International Migrants Day Quiz 2022
1. As of mid-2020, which country hosted the largest number of refugees?
2. Which document forms the basis of UNHCR’s work?
Ans: The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol
3. Which country take in the most refugees?
Ans: Türkiye. Over 3.65 million refugees are currently being hosted in Türkiye
4. What is Resettlement?
Ans: Resettlement is the transfer of refugees from an asylum country to another State, that has agreed to admit them and ultimately grant them permanent residence.
5. What is CRISP?
CRIPSP (Sustainable Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Initiative) is a multi-stakeholder and global mechanism which aims to support States and relevant stakeholders to grow resettlement programmes and advance complementary pathways. It provides targeted capacity building such as training, technical assistance, and deployment of experts. The CRISP was developed jointly by UNHCR and IOM and was launched in 2020.
6. What is the full form of UNHCR?
Ans: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Migrants are contributing to the development of a stronger community. The world must recognize the importance of migrants. The challenges faced by moving mobility should be considered. Use Entri App to learn more about the important days.