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Migrant workers sending home more money than a decade ago

The amount of money migrants send home to their families in developing countries has increased by 51 per cent over the past decade, “lifting millions out poverty,” a new report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has found.

The study, covering the period between 2007 and 2016, was released ahead of the International Day of Family Remittances, observed annually on 16 June.

UN Photo/Bernadino Soares

International Day of Families at the UN

Different kinds of family structures have arisen all over the world during the last couple of decades, says a Professor of Law from the University of London.

Fareda Banda was present at a panel discussion on Gender Equality and Children’s Rights at the UN headquarters in New York, USA this Friday.

The new structures are a result of both war and a progressive development in gender roles.

Cathrine Hasselberg spoke with Ms. Banda and started out by asking her what some of the key issues are that the new families are facing.

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Governments, UN should continue to support International Year of the Family

To keep up the momentum generated following the United Nations celebration last year of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended that the General Assembly encourage governments and UN agencies to continue to integrate family-centered policies that recognize the crucial role of families as the basic unit of society.