KNOMAD of the World Banks has released its Migration and Development Brief #28 which has a specifc focus on return migration. While reading this brief, you can learn more about the global trends and policy developments related to mobility and remittances. Notably, this series of briefs endeavours to reflect the advancements made to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular the SDG targets related to reducing the cost of remittances and safe and regular migration.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has published a new report about migrants’ remittances to their origin countries. This document finds out that migrants send 51% more money to their families in their origin countries than a decade ago. These remittances pull millions of people out of poverty. This additional income accounts for 60% of family’s household income, according to a new report, which also finds out that 200 million migrants are supporting some 800 million family members.
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The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) 2017, which is co-organised by IFAD, UNDESA and the World Bank and will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 15-16 June. It will coincide with the third annual celebration of the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) on 16 June.
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On this day, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomes “the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime”. Indeed, the facts are horrifying: 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime with up to seven in ten women facing this abuse in some countries.
This study, published by IOM and produced within the Research and Policy Dialogue Initiative on Migration and Remittances in Ukraine project, presents a broad view on migration and remittances in Ukraine.
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This project will develop a replicable model for collective investment, entitled "MUSE"; mobilise financial and human resources for investment in social enterprise related activities; develop skills among partner organisations in managing social enterprise and micro-lending; and use remittances to invest in microfinance and healthcare social enterprises Nigeria.
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The Institute for Immigration and Social Integration at the Ruppin Academic Center in cooperation with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and the International Metropolis Project invites proposals for papers on a broad range of themes related to migration and integration- including an assessment for the future in the presented field:
Money remitted by international migrants is a major source of income for many countries around the world, exceeding all international development funds combined. Yet individual migrants and their families are often amongst the most vulnerable people in society, and many face significant barriers to the access and use of appropriate financial products.