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SDG Financing linkages to remittances

Although remittances are private transfers, they form an important part of external financial flows for countries and flow directly to the achievement of several SDGs including those relating to health, education, nutrition and housing. The note provides an overview of the work of the UN System in general in the area of SDG Financing, with highlights of activities undertaken by some UN partners (eg. IOM) on remittances and financial inclusion. Relevant for policymakers to understand the linkage between Financing for Development and Remittances and the work of international organizations in this context.

Date of Publication
Target Audience
Government
Intergovernmental Organization
Source / Publisher
Language
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
GCM Objectives
SDGs
SDG.3 - Good Health And Well-Being
SDG.4 - Quality Education
SDG.5 - Gender Equality
SDG.16 - Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
SDG.17 - Partnerships For The Goals
Keywords
Remittances
Status
Published

SDG Financing linkages to remittances

Although remittances are private transfers, they form an important part of external financial flows for countries and flow directly to the achievement of several SDGs including those relating to health, education, nutrition and housing. The note provides an overview of the work of the UN System in general in the area of SDG Financing, with highlights of activities undertaken by some UN partners (eg. IOM) on remittances and financial inclusion. Relevant for policymakers to understand the linkage between Financing for Development and Remittances and the work of international organizations in this context.


*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).