Endorse the day, join the IDFR 2023-2024 campaign!

Please join us, and use your digital platforms and networks, to raise awareness globally of the valuable role that migrants are playing in supporting families, communities, and countries on the International Day for Family Remittances (IDFR).

Tell your story or your initiatives using the IDFR template available here. Use hashtag #familyremittances and tag us on X and LinkedIn.

This year we are focussing on celebrating the achievements that have been made in digitalizing remittances towards cost reduction and financial inclusion, whilst taking stock of what remains to be done to ‘Leave No One Behind’.

Endorse the IDFR and this year’s campaign:

We warmly invite the public sector, private sector, international organizations and civil society to endorse the IDFR 2024.

This year we are focusing on celebrating the achievements that have been made in digitalizing remittances towards cost reduction and financial inclusion, whilst taking stock of what remains to be done to “Leave No One Behind“.

In light of this, please endorse the campaign by:

Sharing your role and successes, over the last decade, especially in:

  • Digitalizing remittances;
  • Supporting financial inclusion;
  • Supporting cost reduction of remittances; and
  • Improving access to remittance and financial services.

Sharing your plans and commitment to the above four outcomes, in line with the SDG 2nd Principle to “Leave No One Behind”. 

Sharing your personal stories about how you have supported others or been supported or impacted by remittances.

How to contribute

1

Endorsement Videos – A short video of no longer than 90 seconds with short sentences and clear messages by your Principal or CEO or in support of IDFR.

2

Written Statement – a brief written statement by your organization/company of no more than 400 words on your entity’s letterhead.

You are welcome to take inspiration from our past Endorsement videos and Statement letters

Write to us at [email protected] and share your practice, achievements or innovations by filling this form.

Key messages can include

Recognition that migration and remittances can trigger transformative change towards achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda. (Key messages on the link between remittances and SDGs can be found here).

Sharing your personal story in how you have been supported, sent or been impacted by remittances.

Sharing your success and your role, over the last decade, in

  • digitalizing remittances;
  • supporting financial inclusion;
  • supporting cost reduction of remittances, and
  • improving access to services.

Sharing your plans and commitment to the above four outcomes, in line with the SDG 2nd Principle to “Leave No One Behind”.

 

In your endorsement, please consider your role and commitment to:

  • Gender equality;
  • Access to marginalised groups – refugees, asylum, people with no ID;
  • Rural access through partnerships and infrastructure developments;
  • Financial inclusion:
    • Digital and financial literacy;
    • Financial inclusion and linking remittances to other financial services;
  • Cost reduction & improved customer experience – passing on the efficiencies through digitisation to the consumer;
  • Physical and payment system Infrastructure to support digitisation;
  • Research & data;
  • Enabling regulatory environments;
  • Risk-based KYC and CDD environment.

When

Contributions (videos and statements) should be received by Wednesday, 5 June 2024. Please send them to [email protected].

Dissemination

Each video and statement will be widely shared on IDFR outreach channels and dedicated websites, and distributed through our digital platforms and social media.

Share how you are taking action

We want to know how you and your organisation are supporting IDFR. Please keep us informed by filling this form.

Add the IDFR logo to your communication and knowledge products and share them with us at [email protected]. Your products will be shared on our digital and social media channels, in addition, to being added to the campaign report, which is vastly shared with our networks comprising of the donor community, UN agencies, the private and public sector and diaspora organizations.

We look forward to receiving your advocacy and outreach materials such as videos, video messages, articles, blogs, reports, publications and other materials related to your work on  the campaign and the IDFR.