By the Numbers: International migration

Toronto – December 14, 2013 – On December 18, on International Migrants Day, the world recognizes and celebrates the rights of migrants. The day annually commemorates the December 8, 1990 adoption of the United Nations International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, which affirms the human rights of all migrants, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, and recognizes that migrants are men, women, children, and families – not just economic commodities.

Source: United Nations – Population Facts