A BRIEFING FOR GOVERNMENT DELEGATIONS
by Oxfam, Financial Transparency Coalition, Christian Aid, Global Alliance for Tax Justice, Public Services International, ActionAid, Tax Justice Network-Africa, CIDSE, Eurodad, Latindadd, and Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development
Civil Society Organizations are united in supporting the G77 and China’s call for a global intergovernmental tax body at the United Nations. The body should take the form of a Functional Commission under ECOSOC so outcomes are the result of intergovernmental negotiations, with universal membership and adequate resources from core UN funds with priority for developing country participation.
Developing countries in Asia lose vast amounts in financial outflows, in large part because of tax dodging bycorporations. Almost $6 trillion left developing countries between 2002 and 2011, increasing at a rate of over 10% per year. Multilateral development bodies looking for ways to pay for social progress should begin their search here.
Posing critical issues and alternatives to the 18th official Summit of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), people’s organizations and movements from all over South Asia and from various sectors gathered for the “People's SAARC Regional Convergence”, which united around the theme “People’s movements uniting South Asia for deepening democracy, social justice and peace”.
Based on Asian Conference on Energy and Asian Climate Justice Assembly Discussions
Fiscal policies of governments mainly involve revenues and expenditures. JSAPMDD considers these two main instruments of fiscal policy important for obvious reasons – examining whether governments equitably source funds and whether governments' public spending of these funds is in keeping with people's needs.