#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


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


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:


Some “Facts on Migration” can be found here:


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:


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


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:


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:


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



Here is a Statement by the Global Unions:





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Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Freiburg -- Freelance journalist -- You can find my CV at the links below:
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