A broad range of factors continue to determine the movement of people. They are either voluntary or forced movements as a result of the increased magnitude and frequency of disasters, economic challenges and extreme poverty or conflict. Approximately 281 million people were international migrants in 2020, representing 3.6 per cent of the global population. [Find more here]
However, it is not easy to track changes in the migration pattern, hence a migration tracker has been used to depict patterns in migration trends (see IISD, How Social Networks Can Track Migration | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD, for more details).
The theme selected for 2021 celebration is “Harnessing the potential of human mobility”. 18 of December 2021 represents the 21st year of international commemoration of the role of migrants within our societies and the 70th year since the Brussel conference which led to the establishment of the organization renamed in 1989 International Organization for Migrants, which was founded to assist the millions of Europeans displaced after WWII.
2021 outlined the importance within the worldwide society of solidarity not just through the Afghan crises, but many more which occurred during the latest months.
The concept of Solidarity started to be celebrated on 20th of December as a promotion of fighting against poverty among various relevant stakeholders since 2005.
The partners of RISING project raise awareness regarding a strong integration of migrants based on solidarity principle within our communities, alongside with UN campaigns. To decrease the poverty level among persons represents an action which requires more type of specific involvement from increasing the access to education until offering the possibility for a decent workplace. For this reason, RISING team considers that through a mentoring programme for migrants, the possibility of increasing immigrants’ chances to be integrated and to have access to a decent life in the host community gets higher. Moreover, these types of initiatives receive the support from national and international stakeholders.
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