10 Jun Switzerland and the United Kingdom launch an international call to action
On 22 May 2020, Switzerland and the UK launched a joint appeal to mitigate the sharp decline in remittances to low-income countries.
The international call to action “Remittances in crisis: how to keep them flowing” aims to ensure the unhindered flow of remittances worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to allow the families of migrant workers to continue to receive this vital income and avoid falling into poverty.
The initiative is supported by a wide range public and private stakeholders.
To build on the Call to Action, Switzerland and the United Kingdom in partnership with World Bank/KNOMAD, UNCDF, IOM, UNDP, the International Association of Money Transfer Network, and the International Chamber of Commerce, are organising a webinar on the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances, on 16 June.