The key role of migrants and remittances in the UNSGSA 2015 Annual Report to the Secretary-General

The key role of migrants, and the tremendous impact that remittances have on their families and communities back home, is well highlighted in the UNSGSA – H.E. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands – 2015 Annual Report to the Secretary-General, “Financial Inclusion – creating an inclusive world”.

Read more

WorldRemit wins prestigious award issued by United Nations agency

Source: sfgate
IFAD recognises “Best Practice in Remittances for Development.”
IFAD, a United Nations agency, today recognised WorldRemit’s role in shaking up the global money transfer industry. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which focuses on agricultural development and financial inclusion, named WorldRemit winner of its 2015 private-sector award for Best Practice in Remittances for Development, ahead of fourteen other nominees.

Read more

Why immigrants flock to Russia

Russia is not often thought of as a country of immigration. Yet, the country’s enormous territory and shrinking indigenous population invite a striking number of immigrants: Last year, despite the collapse of oil prices and the Ukraine crisis, Russia was the biggest originator of migrant workers’ remittances in Europe. 

Read more

Mandare i soldi a casa

Oltre ad assicurare la sopravvivenza di milioni di persone in tutto il mondo, le rimesse presentano anche un potenziale immenso in termini di sviluppo. Nel 2014, la cifra complessiva delle rimesse inviate verso i paesi in via di sviluppo ammontava a 436 miliardi di dollari. Per la prima volta l’IFAD (il Fondo Internazionale per lo Sviluppo Agricolo) agenzia dell’ONU,  pubblicherà i dati complessivi sulle rimesse dall’Europa.

Read more

Les transferts des migrants ne sont pas bien utilisés

DES marchés de transfert d’argent plus compétitifs aideront à une meilleure utilisation de l’argent qu’envoient les travailleurs migrants dans leur pays d’origine. C’est l’une des principales conclusions du Fonds international pour le développement agricole (Fida). Dans un rapport qu’il vient de publier, «Travail des migrants et envoi de fonds: flux et marchés européens», le Fida relève que les travailleurs migrants en Europe ont transféré 109,4 milliards de dollars en 2014 dans leurs pays d’origine.

Read more

Travailleurs migrants en Europe : ce qu’ils envoient chez eux

“Cette somme de 109,4 milliards de dollars américains a fourni une bouée de sauvetage à plus de 150 millions de personnes à travers le monde”, indique le rapport du Fida intitulé Envoyer de l’argent chez soi : les flux et marchés européens. Pour rappel, le Fida est une institution onusienne basée à Rome et dans la même veine que la FAO, l’organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation.

Read more

Croatian Migrant Workers Send Home $1.5 Billion

Croatians working in Europe sent more than 1.5 billion USD back to Croatia last year, according to a recent UN report…
Migrant workers in Europe last year sent a total of 110 billion USD back to their countries across Europe. Despite a large number of migrant workers in Europe from Africa and the Middle East, most of the money was sent from the wealthier European countries to poorer European nations, the International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD) said in its report, entitled “Sending

Read more

remittances sent to Azerbaijan from Russia

83.6% of remittances sent to Azerbaijan from Russia Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has published a report on  “Sending Money Home: European flows and markets”. According to the report, last year migrant workers living in Europe sent home US$109.4 billion in remittances, providing a lifeline to more than 150 million people around the world.

Read more