The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is a universally-recognized observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/72/281) and observed on 16 June each year. The day recognizes the contribution of over 200 million migrant workers to improve the lives of their 800 million family members back home, and to create a future of hope for their children.
Through this observance, the United Nations aim at bringing greater awareness on the impact that these contributions have on millions of households, but also on communities, countries, and entire regions. The Day also calls upon governments, private sector entities, and the civil society to find ways that can maximize the impact of remittances through individual, and/or collective actions.
The IDFR is fully recognized at global level, and included as one of the key initiatives to implement the newly-adopted Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Objective 20), also calling for the reduction of remittance transfer costs, and greater financial inclusion through remittances. The Day is also functional to the pursuit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Towards these objectives, IFAD, as custodian of the IDFR, is supporting the #FamilyRemittances2030 Campaign, to allow stakeholders to endorse the values the Day represents and to showcase their engagement.
You are welcome to celebrate the IDFR as you deem fit, using the official products available here.
We encourage you to contribute to the #FamilyRemittances 2030 campaign by sharing any initiative you are carrying out to achieve its objectives, and share your engagement through the following
- a message of no longer than 150 words; and/or
- a 280-character quote; and/or
- an additional video/picture/story/publication if you wish.
Please send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your organization's high-resolution logo and a brief description thereof.
Thank you for supporting the IDFR!
On International Day of Family Remittances, a reminder that 1 in 9 people globally are supported by funds sent home by migrant workers
International Day of Family Remittances: Working to build prosperity at home
Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development – Asia Pacific
Sending money home: ten reasons why remittances matter
International Day of Family Remittances booklet 2019
Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2018 – Official Report
This report presents the highlights and key outcomes of the first country-led Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development, hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia in collaboration with IFAD and the World Bank Group.
International Day of Family Remittances Brochure - Endorsements in 2018
RemitSCOPE - Remittance markets and opportunities Asia and the Pacific
RemitSCOPE, a new website portal, is designed to provide data, analyses and remittancemarket1 profiles on individual countries or areas. In coordination with the Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2018, RemitSCOPE is being launched to provide market profiles for 50 countries or areas in the Asia and the Pacific region.
The additional four regions will be included gradually: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Near East and the Caucasus. RemitSCOPE intends to address the fast-changing market realities in the remittance industry in order to help bring together the goals of remittance families, as clients, and the strategies of the private-sector service providers. RemitSCOPE is designed as a free, one-stop shop that is available to any organization or entity interested in accessing all relevant public information on remittances.