December 18 is the date of two United Nations sponsored recognition days: International Migrants Day and Arabic Language Day.
International Migrants Day commemorates the day in 1990 when the United Nations adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. According to the United Nations website, “In 2019, the number of migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million, 51 million more than in 2010. “
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UN Arabic Language Day is also celebrated on December 18, commemorating the day in 1973 when Arabic was approved as an official UN language.
On December 18, 1892 The Nutcracker was first performed in Saint Petersburg.