International Day of Family Remittances is observed on 16 June
International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed on 16 June every year.
The international day aims to recognize the contribution of
over 200 million migrant workers, who work hard to improve the lives of their
800 million family members back home.
It also aims to create a future of hope for their
The day will be observed under unprecedented conditions due
to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions of migrant workers have lost their jobs, and many
remittance families are suddenly pushed below the poverty line due to the
This has brought to a halt efforts to reach their own
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed the
resolution A/RES/72/281 and designated the day on 16 June.
The day aims to bring greater awareness of the impact that
these contributions have on millions of households, communities, countries, and
the entire region and the civil society, to maximize the impact of remittances
through individual, and collective actions.