INDIA GREENS PARTY
Int’l Migrants Day: Collective action can mitigate difficulties of migration, says IGP
Unchir, Pauri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 18 December 2020: Saluting the migrants and the communities they join, the India Greens Party (IGP), on the occasion of the International Migrants Day today, said a global collective action can mitigate the difficulties of migration, which has been an audacious expression, throughout the human history, of individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life.
The observance of International Migrants Day this year focuses on the stories of social cohesion, which are as varied and unique as each of the 272 million migrants living new lives and building new communities in every corner of the globe.
In a press statement issued on the occasion, the IGP President Suresh Nautiyal said this is the day to appreciate the migrants and the communities they join.
The IGP leader said it is a day set aside by the United Nations to recognise the estimated 272 million migrants that are integral members of all our societies today. We learn together, create together, work together, sing, dance and play together. We live together. That is the meaning of International Migrants Day, and its message. Also, there is a great need to respect the rights and dignity of all migrants.
This is the enduring, continuing reality of migration that has shaped humanity on this planet for millennia. Migrants go forth in search of safety or opportunity or a chance to reinvent themselves through education. They seek lives free from prejudice and discrimination. The societies that welcome them evolve for the better — becoming ever-changing communities open to the future we cannot escape, and that we resist at our peril.
Mr Nautiyal said migration, throughout human history, has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life.
Today, globalisation, together with advances in communications and transportation, has greatly increased the number of people, who have the desire and the capacity to move to other places.
This new era has created challenges and opportunities for societies throughout the world. It also has served to underscore the clear linkage between migration and development, as well as the opportunities it provides for co-development, that is, the concerted improvement of economic and social conditions at both origin and destination.
Migration draws increasing attention in the world nowadays. Mixed with elements of unforeseeability, emergency, and complexity, the challenges and difficulties of international migration require enhanced cooperation and collective action among countries and regions.
The United Nations is actively playing a catalyst role in this area, with the aim of creating more dialogues and interactions within countries and regions, as well as propelling experience exchange and collaboration opportunities.
We learn together, create together, work together, sing, dance and play together. We live together. That is the meaning of International Migrants Day and its message. The IGP salutes migrants and the communities, which they join and remake through mutual effort. We salute and support them. We pledge to make the future we believe is arriving for all of us.
The IGP hopes that migration is well-managed and handled with dignity for all. We see what comes from the syntheses borne by new arrivals adapting to traditions in their new communities. We see those communities flourishing as locals welcome the new into their midst.
“We salute them and we support them, and pledge to make the future we believe is arriving for all of us,” said the IGP President Suresh Nautiyal. #WeTogether
-Issued by the IGP Spokesperson (North) Rafat Jamal.
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