Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2017

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) are pleased to announce the upcoming Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development 2017. After the successful GFRD held in Milan in June 2015, this year's Forum will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and will focus 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. An overview of the opportunities offered by the global remittance marketplace will also be presented.


Each day will be devoted to the discussion of key issues from the following areas:

  • 15 June: private sector day, will be dedicated to a cross-sector exchange among financial industry representatives and technology entrepreneurs with government policymakers and regulators. 

  • 16 June: family remittances day and third annual celebration of the International Day of Family Remittances, will be devoted to translating market realities and development priorities into potential joint, cross-sector opportunities.


Participation in the GFRID2017 will be free of charge, and by invitation only. Priority will be given to previous Forum attendees and selected stakeholders from public and private sectors, and the civil society. Should you wish to participate, please fill out the note of interest. To secure the limited space available, your request will be reviewed by the GFRID2017 Organizing Team, and will follow an approval process within 48 hours. Registration deadline: 31 May 2017



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