Due to tax-related illicit financial flows countries loose hundreds of billions of dollars every year. These large financial gaps of lost tax revenue prevent lower income countries from making essential social and economical investments and deprive higher income countries from meeting their obligations in financing for development. Since global tax rules are decided at the OECD, mid- and low-income countries are excluded from decision making regarding the global tax system.
The Group of 77 (G77) – representing those excluded from global tax decision making at the moment – has called for an intergovernmental United Nations tax body. In 2019, the Africa Group at the United Nations called for a UN Convention on Tax to tackle illicit financial flows.
At this workshop, Tove Maria Ryding, Policy and Advocacy Manager for Tax Justice at The European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD), will present a proposal on how a UN Convention on Tax might look like. We will also discuss important policy steps, like the 4th Financing for Development Conference in 2024 and discuss the role of civil society actors in advocating for a UN Tax Convention.
Please register here. The event will take place via ZOOM. You will receive the dial-in data with the registration confirmation.
We are looking forward to your participation!
Please contact Sophie Knabner for further questions (s.knabner(at)venro.org).