Conference on Commemorating
International Migrants Day

The Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day was held on 17 December 2019 at the India Islamic Culture Centre New Delhi.

The event was attended by various NGOs, UNHCR, International Red Cross, Ambassadors from Panama, Afghanistan, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Palestine .

Afghanistan Charge d'Affaires Mr. Naem Taher Qadiry
Dr. S Krishnakumar IAS, Former Minister Govt of India
Palestinian Embassy, Minister Counsellor Dr. Wael Battrekhi
Ambassador of Bosnia Herzegovina HE Muhamed Cengic
The Speakers on the Panel emphasised the importance of the International Migrants Day and gave presentation from each country with the measures of Migrating populations.

Major Chandrakant Singh VRC who is the Expert on India Bangladesh War 1971 explained the mass migration that took place during the war between India and Pakistan.

On the International Migrants Day -Many organizations and communities celebrate the day through various activities to alert the general public with facts about migrants, problems with human trafficking, the lives of migrant workers’ children, the plight of refugees, and ways to combat racism. Online organizations, give people the opportunity to have a virtual experience of what it is like to come from a migrant background. Lobby groups may also use this day as an opportunity to pressure local public officials to look at issues concerning legalization, immigrant enforcement, and migrants’ human rights. Special films and documentaries about migrants are also screened or broadcast on this day.