A measure to love: UN tax commision




On Valentine's Day 2018, Global Alliance for Tax Justice representatives
launched 'love letters' calling for the establishment of an intergovernmental UN
tax commission. GATJ activists were attending a conference of the Platform for
Collaboration on Tax (PCT) on the theme "Taxation and the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs)."

Tove Maria Ryding, coordinating committee member of the Global Alliance for
Tax Justice and Tax Justice Europe co-chair,  penned a creative Valentine's

“Roses are red,
And we need a deal,
At the UN
to make our tax system heal.”
In a previous statement, the Global Alliance expressed concern about the validity of
this Platform, a technical staff venture of the IMF, OECD, World Bank and UN, as “yet
another distracting measure" which “doesn't change the fact that for the last 50 years,
decision making on global tax standards has taken place behind closed doors in the
elite club of the OECD, while more than 100 developing countries continue to be
excluded from the decision-making process.”


You can follow the plenary sessions, broadcasted live here. Global Alliance for Tax
Justice is co-hosting several side-events, including a panel with CESR, PSI,
DAWN, ActionAid, Tax Justice Network, Christian Aid and the Bretton Woods
Project, titled “Mobilizing Resources for Gender Equality: The Role of Tax Policy
in Reducing Intersecting Inequalities and Achieving the SDGs” on Friday Feb 16.
Follow the live stream on Global Alliance for Tax Justice’s Facebook page, at 8:30 am
New-York time / London 13:30 / Nairobi 16:30. See the full program of this side
event here.

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