International Day of Family Remittances

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2022 Date16 June 2022
2023 Date16 June 2023
International Day of Family Remittances

International Day of Family Remittances History

The International Day of Family Remittances is an observance recognized by the United Nations. The day aims to bring recognition to the contribution done by migrants who leave their homes to work and try to attain a better life for their families. The International Day of Family Remittances occurs every year on June 16th.

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  • In 2019, over 200 million migrant workers sent about $554 billion to their families in remittance-reliant countries.
  • Global remittances are believed to have declined by about 20% in 2020 due to the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Family remittances have a direct impact on the lives of 1 billion people -- one out of seven individuals on earth. Added together, remittances are three times greater than Official Development Assistance and surpass Foreign Direct Investment - UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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International Day of Family Remittances - References and Related Sites

IFAD: International Day of Family Remittances
UN: International Day of Family Remittances

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