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

Through your digital platforms and networks, raise awareness on the crucial role played by family remittances. 

Tell your story and develop your own advocacy material choosing the IDFR templates available here. Use hashtag #familyremittances and tag us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Endorse the IDFR and this year’s campaign: Endorsement letters 2023

One of the campaign objectives is to reiterate commitment from key cross-sectoral remittance stakeholders to engage – individually or in partnership – to implement initiatives embodying the IDFR values. The purpose of this call for endorsement is to further raise awareness and involve more entities to promote, through their actions, digital financial inclusion and remittance cost reduction.

We warmly invite you to take part in the ongoing IDFR campaign (2023-2024) by sharing an official message, a video, or both, with us. Share your message with Alessandra Casano, ([email protected]).

Your endorsements will be widely disseminated on the IDFR website and on our social media channels (Twitter and LinkedIn).

You are welcome to take inspiration from our past endorsements: 2018, 2017 and 2016

Joint IFAD and UN Network for Migration "Call to commitment"

Over the past four years of implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, progress has been made on a number of fronts to deliver on strengthening its links with the SDGs.

Acknowledging the importance of the SDG Summit in September 2023 and the forthcoming  Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) Summit 2023, to be held on 14-16 June in Nairobi (Kenya) in conjunction with the International Day of Family Remittances (June 16th), the UN Network on Migration, in partnership with IFAD, requests the support of UN agencies, partners and stakeholders working on migration, including remittances, to voice their commitments and engagements towards the SDG and the GFRID summits through short video statements.

How to contribute

Through a short video of no longer than 90 seconds with short sentences and clear messages by your Principal or CEO. Key messages can include:

  • 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),
  • why remittances are important for your organization,
  • what you commit to do to promote faster, safer and cheaper remittance transfers, and to foster access and financial inclusion for remittances senders and their families back home, with a particular accent on digitalization and new technologies, and
  • your hope to see this reflected in this year SDG Summit. (Network’s key messages on the SDG Summit are available here).

As an alternative, we would welcome a brief written statement by your organization/company of no more than 400 words on your entity’s letterhead.

When

Contributions (videos and statements) should be received by Monday, 12 June in order to be used for both Summits. Please send them to Alessandra Casano ([email protected]) and Kim Florence ([email protected]) UNMN Secretariat.

Dissemination

Each video and statement will be widely shared on the Network and IDFR outreach channels and dedicated websites, distributed through social media, and shown during the SDG and GFRID 2023 summits.

Share how you are taking action 

To share your good practices, current initiatives and ideas, please fill 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.

Please find the guidelines to prepare a Self-video to endorse the IDFR or to share your good practice.