From Ban Ki-Moon to PICUM: Statements on International Migrants Day 2012 (updated)

December18If you are on Facebook, a member of any migration-related mailing list or have spent the last Sunday in Hong Kong where numerous events took place – in all these cases you were most certainly made aware that today is International Migrants Day! Here are some resources related to this important date:

Obviously, the place to start is to visit the website of the organisation that is named in honour of International Migrants’ Day: December 18. In the past days they made up 90 percent of my Facebook notifications ;), and rightly so: A wealth of information and several radio reports have been collected on

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon issued a message for the International Migrants Day that can be found here:

The  Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) also issued a press release:

If you want to get a report on the activities in Hong Kong, check out this report from the South China Morning Post:

UPDATES: Here is a statement from the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA): from the International Migrants’ Alliance:

IMA Statement for IMD 2012

..and a video from the UK:


About Dr. Stefan Rother

Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute at the University of Freiburg -- Freelance journalist -- You can find my CV at the links below:
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