#International Affairs

The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) aims at recognizing the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to the wellbeing of their communities of origin. The Day was unanimously proclaimed by all 176 Member States of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in February 2015. Since then, the IDFR has received much encouragement and support from the public and private sectors, and development organizations.
Proclaiming an International Day of Family Remittances represents an opportunity for institutions to recognize the efforts of migrants globally and strengthen current cross-industry partnerships and create new synergies among sectors to promote the development impact of remittances worldwide and join together to help reach the ultimate goal of making migration for future generations more of a choice than a necessity.

Each year, IFAD renews its call for institutional endorsements to further raise awareness and involve more stakeholders to take action. We kindly invite the entities who want to support the IDFR to write to IFAD directly at idfr@ifad.org.

The International Day of Family Remittances Endorsement petition to IMTC was written by IMTC and is in the category International Affairs at GoPetition.