Pease join us at the Side-Events organized by the Civil Society FfD Mechanism (including Women’s Working Group on FfD)!
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Monday, 17 April, 1:30pm – 2:30 pm NY-time, CR-1
Watch live! UN Web TV link: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1f/k1ftqe3tqh
The Road to a UN Tax Convention
At a time where increased efforts to combat illicit financial flows and strengthen domestic resource mobilization have never been more urgent, the UN General Assembly has adopted a landmark Resolution on Strengthening International Tax Cooperation. With this, all UN Member States have committed to begin an intergovernmental tax process at the UN to evaluate options for further action, including an international tax cooperation “framework or instrument”. The side-event will discuss these developments with a focus on the option of developing a new UN Convention on Tax, which has been proposed by a broad range of actors, including the Africa Group.
Moderator: Dereje Alemayehu (Global Alliance for Tax Justice)
- Tove Maria Ryding (Eurodad)
- Chenai Mukumba (Tax Justice Network Africa)
- Tony Salvador (Third World Network)
Tuesday, 18 April, 1:30pm – 2:30 pm NY-time, CR-9
Legal framework for multilateral debt resolution. Which way forward?
Amidst a backdrop of shock after shock in last years and while sovereign debt is soaring dangerously high, the policy response of global decision-makers to date has been limited and unambitious. Creditor-dominated governance of debt architecture is resulting in slow, costly and painful debt restructuring processes for countries in urgent need of debt relief. After discussing policy options for improving debt crisis prevention and resolution processes, the session will explore to what extent structural reforms, including the proposal of a multilateral debt resolution legal framework under UN auspices, can effectively respond to the challenges that highly indebted countries face today.
Moderator: Jason Braganza (Afrodad)
- Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD)
- Iolanda Fresnillo (Eurodad)
- Sharon Lindo (AOSIS)
Wednesday, 19 April, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm NY-time, CR-6
Examining the theory and practice of INFFs
The Civil Society FfD Mechanism had published a briefing paper highlighting the importance of reflecting on several potential challenges associated to the INFFs agenda. Civil society has continued to follow up on the implementation of INFFs to monitor and critically assess these risks, including through a series of country assessments. The side event will be an opportunity to reflect with civil society, UN agencies and country delegates on the value/relevance/prospects of INFF for development finance in the future.
Thursday, 20 April, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm NY-time, CR – 7
Towards a 4th FfD conference
This event will be an informal, Chatham House rule discussion.
The UNGA Second Committee resolution on FfD in 2022 agreed to ‘consider convening, in 2025, a fourth international conference on financing for development’. The side event will be an opportunity for member states and civil society to assess the challenges and opportunities towards a 4th FfD conference.