Global leaders at the UN General Assembly backed a UN tax convention, aiming to address tax cooperation and prevent potential losses of nearly $5 trillion to tax havens over the next decade. The move signals a significant shift from the OECD's oversight, criticised by the Secretary General for its failure to address the global tax abuse crisis and to include non-OECD members in decision-making.
The International Monetary Fund's September 2023 report, with evidence from the Tax Justice Network, reveals a progressive shift in its anti-money laundering. The focus on macroeconomic risks in money laundering is promising, but UN leadership is vital for lasting change in battling global dirty money.
Climate crisis and financial secrecy are connected! The sooner climate and tax justice advocates unite to demand beneficial ownership transparency the more urgently we can put an end to escalating climate crimes like illicit fishing and logging.
This event will include the findings of an evaluation of the first 20 years of the Tax Justice Network, and look ahead to the next decade. What is the impact of tax justice in each region of the world, and internationally? Where will progress come? Which are the greatest threats, and how will the movement respond?
14-15 March 2024, International policy research conference, Paris School of Economics
We invite research papers focused on any aspect of this conference. Alongside new research, the conference will include a high-level policy panel addressing the future of international tax architecture. Those interested to contribute are requested to send 500-word abstracts (or full papers) by Monday 23 October.
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