UN International Migrants Day



Photo by Wendy L. Doromal


“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.” Cesar Chavez

December 18, 2009

Today marks the 20 anniversary of the United National International Migrant Workers Day. In 1990 the General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

This day is a time to recognize the contributions of migrant workers and to promote social justice and human rights for the workers and their families.

The AFL-CIO put out a message:
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is highlighting the urgent need to better protect migrant workers’ rights and put decent work at the heart of strategies linking migration and development.

The ITUC has joined a global campaign marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the U.N. Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The campaign will take to the streets and to the halls of government to demand immediate action to end the widespread violations of human rights suffered daily by migrants.
Today you can take action on behalf of migrant workers by signing the petition!

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