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REMITTING THE MIGRANT

REMITTING THE MIGRANT

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention (1949, No 97) committed to “undertake to permit, taking into account the limits allowed by national laws and regulations concerning export and import of currency, the transfer of such part of the earnings and savings of the migrant as the migrant may desire.” Although this convention was over seven decades ago, its documentation has a prescient relevance for today’s globalized global community. Today, remittance, “the transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in his or her home country” (Hasan et al., IOM, 2020), is more integral to those that rely upon their “remits.” 

     The necessity that remittances’ have in the ongoing development and survival of their beneficiaries geographically and personally remains entwined. They are fundamental to continuing socio-economic expansion and investment within the recipient country and need an instancy and urgency about them.   

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