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OCTOBER - BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The annual Black History Month will be underway in October with the usual packed schedule of meetings, lectures, exhibitions and other events across the UK.

The theme this year is the progress black communities have made since the iconic moment of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush at London docks in 1948, honoured as point in which a generation of immigrants from the Caribbean began to make their homes in this country

For more information on this news article please visit – http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

IOM AND THE 2013 UN HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT - 3RD - 4TH OCTOBER


On 3 and 4 October 2013, the UN General Assembly will be holding the second High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (“HLD”) in New York, following the first HLD of 2006.

As the global lead agency on migration, IOM has been requested by its Member States and by the UN General Assembly to participate in and contribute to the HLD, together with its UN partners.

IOM views the 2013 HLD as an important opportunity to improve the governance of migration – in particular as regards the protection of the human rights of all migrants; perceptions of migrants and migration; and reflection of migration in national and global development agendas.   

For more details, visit – https://www.iom.int//hld2013

 

INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY - 18 DECEMBER


On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

UN Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are invited to observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection.

For more details, visit – http://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday/

For information on all other upcoming events please visit – http://unobserver.iom.int/index.php/events