Annan calls for broader accession to convention on migrant rights

Noting that only 27 governments have acceded to or ratified the convention on migrant rights, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the other 164 United Nations Member States to ratify the international pact and to work with the committee recently established to monitor adherence.

UN labour agency agrees to plan to promote better rights for migrant workers

The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today agreed to a new plan designed to give 86 million migrant workers around the world the protection of international labour standards.

Panel monitoring UN treaty on migrant workers calls for more ratifications

The independent panel monitoring compliance with the United Nations-sponsored convention on the rights of migrant workers and their families has wrapped up its first meeting today by urging more countries to ratify the treaty.

Addition to UN treaty on organized crime to require States to outlaw migrant smuggling

Countries will soon be required to outlaw the smuggling of migrants under an addition to a key United Nations treaty against cross-border organized crime.