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International Day of Family Remittances

The International Day of Family Remittances on June 16 recognizes the critical contributions of migrants to supporting their families.

Bank with Western Union sign and tuk-tuk on the street in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Family remittances have an enormous impact in developing countries.

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Family remittances are money transfers made by people living abroad to family members in their home country. These transfers have an enormous impact in developing countries as one of the largest financial inflows, competing only with international aid. The UN Governing Council proclaimed June 16 International Day of Family Remittances during a session in Rome in February 2015.

More Than US$ 500 Bn Annually

More than 500 billion US dollars are transferred every year between family members across country borders worldwide, according to UN estimates. These remittances provide opportunities for education, food, health, and housing for the recipients.

Available Worldwide

Signs advertising money transfer companies are visible on streets all over the world, from cosmopolitan cities to small, rural villages in addition to a large number of online transfer services.

More than 500 billion US dollars are transferred every year between family members across country borders worldwide, according to UN estimates.

The UN resolution recognizes the critical contributions of migrants in supporting their families living in fragile states and during times of crisis.

International Day of Family Remittances Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015TueJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2016ThuJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2017FriJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2018SatJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2019SunJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2020TueJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2021WedJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2022ThuJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2023FriJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2024SunJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance
2025MonJun 16International Day of Family RemittancesUnited Nations observance

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