On December 18, 1990, the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families was adopted, sparking a global dialogue on the intricate dynamics of migration. This marked the beginning of a journey examining the challenges and opportunities inherent in the pursuit of a better life, freedom, and dignity for over 280 million individuals worldwide. 

Migration is not merely a physical movement but a promise for development and progress. In Mozambique, where circular labor migration to South Africa contributes significantly to industries like mining and agriculture, we witness the complexities faced by migrant workers. As corridors like Maputo, Beira, and Nacala pose challenges and opportunities, well-managed rural-urban migration emerges as a beacon of promise for poverty reduction. Yet, Mozambique grapples with internal displacement due to insecurity in the north and natural hazards. 

Migration is an integral part of our lives, shaping the cultural, social, and economic fabric of societies worldwide. As we delve into the positive impact of migration, let us remember that behind each statistic lies a human story—a sister, brother, daughter, son, mother, or father. The stories featured in this exhibit reflect on how migration shapes and contributes to societies, creating a diverse and colorful mosaic of people.