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07-12-2018 12:00

2018 GLOBAL MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL: HONOURING MIGRANTS

Celebrating and honouring the International Migrants Day, the 2018 Global Migration Film Festival brings films and discussions on migration.

For a third consecutive year in Cyprus, the Global Migration Film Festival aims to raise awareness on migration issues. For that reason, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) Mission in Cyprus, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus, the Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus, the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media of the Hellenic Republic and the University of Nicosia have teamed up in this Festival, to provide interesting films and discussions on migration and communications.

Τhe 2018 Global Migration Film Festival will take place in 100 countries around the world and with hundreds of thousands of spectators who will reflect on migration issues through the cinema.

The interesting discussions and interventions from communication experts and thematic specialists on migration issues will aim to educate and inform the public on the issues portrayed in the films. The films that will be screened at the Global Migration Film Festival showcase the challenges refugees and migrants face in their daily lives.

Since 2000, the International Migrants Day has been honored every year on December 18th. On that day in 1990, the General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.

On September 19, 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a set of commitments during its first-very summit on large movements of refugees and migrants to enhance the protection of refugees and migrants. These commitments are known as the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (NY Declaration). The NY Declaration paved the way for the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration that will be ratified by Member-States at the end of 2018. 

Join us at the 2018 Global Migration Film Festival.

11/12/2017, 08:30-19:30 CINE STUDIO, UNIVERSITY OF NICOSIA
FREE ENTRANCE

For more information:
Mr Dimitris Tsagalas, Communications Assistant, The UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Cyprus, Tel: 22 772270, E-mail: dtsagalas@iom.int