On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly of United Nations adopted the international convention on the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families.
December 18 was appointed by the General Assembly, on 4 December 2000, as International Migrants Day – taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world.
Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip.
In present-day Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new members of the Australian community.