UN calls for respect of migrantsí rights on International Day
To mark International Migrants Day on 18 December, the United Nations called on people and Governments to reject xenophobia and embrace migration as an enabler for equitable, inclusive and sustainable social and economic development. In his message to commemorate the Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said there are 232 million international migrants bringing benefits to countries of destination and origin through their labour and remittances. However, too many migrants live and work in the worst conditions with the least access to basic services and fundamental rights, making them disproportionately vulnerable to extortion, violence, discrimination and marginalization.

More information: http://www.un.org/en/ga/68/meetings/migration/

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