A Brussels-based nonprofit is working to secure ratification of the 1999 International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families throughout the European Union no later than the 20th anniversary of the treaty's adoption via U.N. General Assembly resolution 45/158. That date, like the name of the organization, is December 18, a date also known as International Migrants Day. (hat tip: Immigration Prof Blog)
The migrant workers treaty, which entered into force in 2003, now has 43 states parties throughout the world. A glance at the list reveals very few countries in the developed world. Hence the efforts of the December 18 group -- including a petition to pressure the EU's 27 members to become states parties.