The state of migrants rights in the Americas

MARKING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

SUMMARY

THE STATE OF MIGRANT RIGHTS
IN THE AMERICAS

MARKING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

December 11-12, 2023

Day 1: SUNY Global Center
Day 2: Ellis Island Museum

On December 10th, 1948 the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Canada has a special role in the UDHR as it was Canadian John Peters Humphrey that hand wrote the first draft of the UDHR and then coordinated the drafting process as the Director of the Human Rights Division at the United Nations in New York.

As regards migration, the number of refugees and displaced persons seeking safe haven world-wide has reached historic levels. Article 14 of the UHDR stipulates that “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” To mark the Anniversary of the UDHR, on December 11th and 12th, 2023, Metropolis Americas will hold its annual summit in New York City on the theme of Migrants Rights. With a focus on identifying solutions towards safe, orderly and regular migration researchers, policy makers, service providers and civil society from across the Americas are invited to submit proposals on global migration challenges with particular attention directed at the current state of migrants rights.

The Summit will provide an important opportunity to examine the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants which expressed the will of world leaders to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale. With a focus on identifying solutions towards safe, orderly and regular migration researchers, policy makers, service providers and civil society from across the Americas are invited to submit proposals on global migration challenges with particular attention directed at the current state of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants rights.


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Reception

Join us as we commemorate the legacy of John Humphrey and mark the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Canadian Consulate of New York.

Date and Time:
December 11th, 5 - 7 pm

Where:
466 Lexington Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Consulate General of Canada – New York

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