#IAmAMigrant – Today is International #MigrantsDay


1213-Migration-Graphic-1Today International Migrants Day is being commemorated for the 14th time. Sadly, it is the first time since 2002 that the NGO “December 18″ – named after the  day when the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families” – is not providing documentation and reports through its website and radio service. Still, there is a lot going on today, so please find some links to statements/activities below (to be updated, so keep checking back – and feel free to suggest more links!) :

The United Nations provide campaigns and activities on their website

http://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday/

Stories and photos will also be shared on their “Storify” page

http://storify.com/un

Finally, everybody is invited to share their perspectives on twitter under the hashtag #IAmAMigrant

The International Labor Organisation (ILO) is also very active and shares information, Cartoons, Background on #MigrantMyths here:

http://www.iloartworks.org/in-the-spotlight/migrants-day-2013/

Some “Facts on Migration” can be found here:

http://www.iloartworks.org/in-the-spotlight/migrants-day-2013/learn-the-facts/

Migrant domestic workers are among the most active roups in Migrant organizing. The International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) has issued the following Statement for International Migrants Day:

http://www.idwn.info/news/idwf-statement-december-18-international-migrants-day-2013

Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) is among the Major regional Networks in Migrant organizing. You can read their Statement here:

http://mfasia.org/home/520-2013-international-migrants-day-statement

The International Migrants Alliance has also issued a Statement under the heading “Consolidate our ranks! Resist imperialist offensives against migrants and people!”. You can read it here:

http://ima2008.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/ima-statement-on-2013-international-migrants-day/

Of course, the work of December 18 (who had to close due to lack of funding, read more here: is by no means obsolete – you can still read their reports here:

http://www.december18.net/

Issued a Statement, held a demonstration? Let me know if you want it linked here!

 

UPDATE:

Here is a Statement by the Global Unions:

http://www.ituc-csi.org/global-unions-statement-on

 

 

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