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World gathers at UN, but stymies UN’s role in tax and transparency
May 24th, 2017
PRESS RELEASE As negotiators met in New York to discuss how to pay for development, new agreements on curbing illicit financial flows were worryingly absent NEW YORK—Government negotiators, members of civil society and the private sector met in New York this week to follow up on the United Nation’s Financing for Development commitments. But despite the continued drain
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Weeks removed, how should we view Addis Ababa Summit?
August 25th, 2015
It’s been just over a month since the conclusion of the United Nations 3rd Financing for Development Conference (FfD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While the final text hasn’t changed since then, now that we’re removed from the bubble of the Summit, it’s important to take another look at the outcomes from an alternative perspective. It’s
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Despite setback, civil society more motivated than ever
July 16th, 2015
PRESS RELEASE CSOs stand with developing countries that fought hard to deliver an intergovernmental body that could help create equitable tax rules  Although a small group of rich countries blocked a plan toward inclusiveness, the amount of pressure developing countries and civil society placed on the Financing for Development negotiations ensures that the spotlight will
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Failure in Addis Ababa: trouble ahead for development
July 15th, 2015
PRESS RELEASE Tonight, the Addis Ababa outcome was closed. The final outcome rejects the proposal of establishing an intergovernmental UN body on tax matters, and instead introduces some minor changes to the existing UN expert committee. This means that the OECD will remain the only intergovernmental body that adopts global standards on tax matters.
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