International Migrant's Day 2012
International Migrants Day takes place every year on December 18th. In a period when unfair policies and discrimination against immigrants have intensified, this piece calls for respect and recognition. December 18th provides an opportunity to highlight important issues affecting immigrant communities. It is also a reminder of the right guaranteed to all migrants by the International Migrant Convention of the United Nations, and the need for all nations to approve the convention and adopt its standards.