International Migrants Day was observed on Sunday to recognize the efforts, contributions, and rights of migrants worldwide.

Each year United Nations invites governments, organizations, and individuals to observe International Migrants Day by distributing information on the human rights and migrants’ fundamental freedoms.

In his message on International Migrants Day, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called on international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all.

In Pakistan, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation has decided to celebrate a week in connection with International Migrants Day.

For this purpose, the Foundation has organized different events including an International Seminar, Inter-Collegiate debate competition and cricket match.

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