About 250 million migrant workers live outside the country they call home. A significant majority of them send money home, typically US$200 or US$300 several times a year. Adding together all the millions of transactions involved, remittances reached US$436 billion to developing countries in 2014.Read more
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Registrations to the Forum are free of charge and open until May 22, 17.30. However, due to limited space available, please note that your registration will be reviewed by the GFRD2015 Organizing Team, and will follow an approval process according to the requirements available on the registration form.
The fifth Global Forum on Remittances and Development (GFRD), convened by IFAD, the World Bank and the European Commission, took place from 16 to 19 June 2015 in Milan, Italy, and was held in conjunction with the Universal Exposition EXPO2015 – Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. The event brought together over 420 policymakers, private-sector stakeholders, civil-society leaders and delegates from 70 countries, to pave the way for leveraging the development impact of remittances. This fifth edition, dedicated to Europe, also coincided with the first observance of the International Day of Family Remittances, aimed at recognizing the great contribution of migrants and the remittances they send to the sustainable development of their home countries.Read more
Expo Milano 2015 is a global event characterized by its nature of uniting many different voices, basing its success on the involvement of all the various players taking part. As defined by the rules of the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions), Participants in the Universal Exposition are identified as Official or Non-Official: Official Participants are all Countries (144) andInternational Organizations (3) who accept the invitation sent by the Government of the Country hosting the Exposition.Read more