International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Tuesday, 18 December, 1990

The aim of this Convention is to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers. Article 1 of the Convention provides that subject to the exceptions provided for therein, the Convention shall be applicable to all migrant workers and their family members without distinction on the ground of "sex, race, colour, language, religion or conviction, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, nationality, age, economic position, property, marital status, birth or other status." Several provisions of the Convention emphasize the importance of not discriminating against migrant workers on the ground of nationality (for instance see Articles 18, 25, 28, 20, 43 and 54). It was adopted by General Assembly resolution 45/158 of 18 December 1990.

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