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  • 9 June 2011: Open Meeting of the Steering Committee.
  • 18 December 2010: Activities organised in the US on the occasion of the International Migrants Day.
  • 17 December 2010: Migration and Development Series, Panel Discussion on the occasion of International Migrants Day in observance of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW), United Nations Headquarters, New York.
  • 22 March 2007: during the Human Rights Council, the Steering Committee of the Global Campaign for the Ratification of the Migrant Workers Convention organised a panel event at the Palais des Nations on "Migrants' Rights:The Missing Link for Development".
    Participants in the panel were:
    Ambassador de Alba, Mexico;
    Jorge Bustamante, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants;
    Prasad Kariyawasam, Chairperson, Committee on Migrant Workers;
    Sharon Burrow, President, International Trade Union Confederation.


Achivements of December 18's Ratification Campaign

Outcome of the Ratification Campaign carried out by December 18 at the EU level.

December 18's Publication of "Ratification of the UN Migrant Workers Convention in the European Union - Survey on the Positions of Governments and Civil Society Actors", 2010.

Other achievements of the December 18 Campaign:

Unions support the call for ratification!


Major European civil society organizations and networks support the call for ratification.


Over 70 MEPs support the petition campaign!


The December 18's initiative Radio 1812 is an initiative by December 18, which brings together migrant groups and radios from around the world to produce, broadcast and share programmes celebrating the achievements and highlighting the concerns of migrants worldwide. During 2010, in total, 250 radio stations from 50 countries participated, ranging from community radio stations to national and international public broadcasters.

The 5th edition of Radio1812 in 2010 paid specific attention to the 20th anniversary of the Convention. A special report on the Convention was released.