When I was asked which UN international day between October and Christmas I would like to research, I was quickly drawn to International Migrants Day. The reason is obvious: during the last few months the largest flow of refugees and migrants since World War II is underway in Europe, people fleeing war, poverty and hunger.
18 December: International Migrants Day
On December 18, 2009 the UN will observe International Migrants Day, a day to renew commitments already made and to celebrate what has been achieved. Most important, it is a day to focus our attention and draw strength for the vast amount that remains to be done.