BRUSSELS, 16 June 2017 – WSBI today issued a statement addressed to IFAD Member States calling upon all stakeholders and players in the Remittance Industry to join us in endorsing today's International Day of Family Remittances.
In an efforts to highlight the importance of remittances, In the statement, WSBI recognised the increased international and domestic focus on numbers of migrants crossing borders. It said: "WSBI and its members call on governments, regulators and development bodies to support savings and retail banks and the remittance industry as a whole as they redouble their efforts to help migrant workers support the wellbeing of their families and communities back home and thereby contribute to the sustainable development of their countries of origin."
WSBI partner in upcoming Global Forum in Remittances, Investment and Development
WSBI has been invited as a partner and collaborator in the 15-16 June Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2017 organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). WSBI expert Ian Radcliffe is participating in today's programme at United Nations headquarters in New York. He is speaking at the afternoon session called Private sector engagement: A driving force to reach scale.
Recordings of many of the sessions follow.
With more than 350 participants, 10 panels, three parallel sessions and 40 speakers, this year's forum focuses on the contribution that family remittances, in partnership with the private sector stakeholders, can make towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.