International Migrants Day falls on Saturday, December 18, 2021. This event aims to raise awareness about the challenges and difficulties of international migration and celebrate the contribution of migrants. Here, the International Organization for Migration – a UN Agency – talks about their work. The International Organization for Migration has visited the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District, and has rendered aid and assistance to migrants, locally.
All these will significantly affect the characteristics and scale of migration in the future, and determine the strategies and policies countries must develop in order to harness the potential of migration while ensuring the fundamental human rights of migrants are protected.
2021 theme: “Harnessing the potential of human mobility”
Migrants contribute with their knowledge, networks, and skills to build stronger, more resilient communities. The global social and economic landscape can be shaped through impactful decisions to address the challenges and opportunities presented by global mobility and people on the move.
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) offers the opportunity and guidance to actualize human mobility and seize the opportunities it presents.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has assisted millions of migrants since it emerged 70 years ago to assist the vast number of Europeans displaced by the Second World War and continues to lead the way in promoting a humane and orderly management of migration for the benefit of all, including the communities of origin, transit and destination.