On December 4, 2000, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed December 18th as International Migrants Day. They did so due to the increasing number of migrants in the world. December 18th was chosen because it was on this date in 1990 that the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.
Ever since human beings were created, they moved from one land to another. In most instances, they traveled to other lands in search of food, water, and shelter. Conflict was another reason people were forced to leave their land and search for a new home.