18 December 2008

International Migrants' Day

On December 4th, 2000 the General Assembly of the United Nations, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants all around the world, proclaimed that December 18th is forthwith the International Migrants' Day.

On this day, back in 1990, the UN Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.

I have been a migrant myself at various stages of my life, and have lived and worked in several different countries on three continents.

To mark this day I have researched and written a special feature, titled The Samba is over, which highlights a little known and rarely reported element of modern life in Ireland. You find it right below this post and I hope it will be an interesting read for you.

The Emerald Islander

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