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FTC Welcomes Two New Coordinating Committee Members

August 31st, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

The induction of PALU and APMDD completes FTC Coordinating Committee 

In 2018 the FTC’s Coordinating Committee has enthusiastically approved the membership of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) and the Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD).

Joining FTC in January but founded in 2002, PALU has brought together the continent’s five regional lawyers associations, along with over 55 national lawyer’s associations and more than 1,000 individual lawyers. While contributing and shaping the continent’s debate on a range of legal issues, PALU has increasingly addressed the issues of illicit financial flows and corruption in their work streams, as well. In 2014, the organization held a conference on illicit financial flows in Yaoundé, Cameroon. PALU’s addition to the FTC’s Coordinating Committee will bring an important voice in the debate around illicit flows to the table.

Having joined mid-year, APMDD will also bring a wealth of experience to the FTC as a long-time player in the movement for more equality and justice in the debate around tax reform and illicit financial flows. APMDD brings deep expertise in the regional challenges to addressing tax justice and IFFs, as well as other vital issue areas, including debt, environmental justice, and gender equality.

“We’re elated to have two equally great but unique organizations become the final two members of the expanded FTC Coordinating Committee,” said Sargon Nissan, Director of the FTC. “But more importantly, we’re now meeting the standards we ask of the organizations we try to hold to account. By having a decision making body that includes an equal number of organizations from the global north and south, we ensure that our organizational focus is rooted in a truly global viewpoint.”

With the inclusion of PALU and APMDD, the FTC now has six northern-based organizations and six southern-based groups. The full list of FTC Coordinating Committee members can be found here.

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Contact:

Sargon Nissan, snissan@financialtransparency.org

Written by Financial Transparency Coalition

Image used under Creative Commons License / Flickr User Eric Fischer

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