Friday, April 16, 2010

Call for G20 action to tackle illicit financial flows

TJN is delighted to be part of a massive global coalition of civil society organisations with a shared focus on corrupt practices calling on the G-20 countries, in advance of their global summit meeting this year in Toronto, Canada, to tackle the issue of illicit financial flows.

Call for G-20 action to tackle illicit financial flows

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, urge the Group of Twenty Countries (G20) to:

- recognise the link between illicit outflows of capital from developing countries, absorption of those resources by tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions, and the adverse impact those flows have on poverty alleviation and economic development;

- call on the Financial Action Task Force to amend its recommendations 33, 34, and VIII to provide that the beneficial ownership of all companies, trusts, foundations and charities be made a matter of public record;

- reiterate the need for all jurisdictions to help recover the proceeds of bribery, embezzlement and other forms of corruption, and in particular to call on states to increase resources to investigate and prosecute corruption cases; to encourage the use of both criminal and non-conviction based asset forfeiture methods, and to provide coordinated, timely and effective mutual legal assistance, as promised by the G8 Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Declaration of 11 May 2004;

- instruct the International Accounting Standards Board to recommend that all multinational corporations report their income and taxes paid on a country by country basis; and

- call on the OECD to create and promote a single multilateral agreement for effective tax information exchange between all jurisdictions.

14 April 2010

Signatory organisations:-
Christian Aid International
EITI - NGO's for Extractive Industries Transparency Azerbaijan
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative International
Transparency International Azerbaijan
Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women International
Bahrain Transparency Society
Global Witness International Bangladesh
NGO Network for Radio and Communication Bangladesh
International Council of Women International
BRAC University Bangladesh
International Trade Union Confederation
Voice Bangladesh
Islamic Relief Worldwide International
Credcentre Benin
La Strada International
Club-Journalists against corruption Bulgaria
Public Services International
Buddhsim and Society Development Association Cambodia
Tax Justice Network International
Pact Cambodia
Tearfund International
Cameroonian League for Human Rights
Tiri International Federation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for
Agricultural Revampment and Human Rights (FEEDAR & HR) Cameroon
Transparency International – Secretariat
Global Network for Good Governance Cameroon
UNICORN - Global Unions Anti-corruption Network
Humanus International Cameroon
SNAPAP Algeria
Research Alliance for Development Cameroon
Asociacion Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia Argentina
Canadians For Accountability Canada
Fundacion Mujeres en Igualdad Argentina
FAIR (Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform) Canada
Grupo de Mujeres de la Argentina
Foro de VIH Mujeres y Familia
Argentina Transparency International
Poder Ciudadano Argentina
Chile Transparente
Transparency International Armenia
Partnership for Social Development Croatia
Oziveni Czech Republic
Transparency in Nigeria
Ibis Denmark
Women Environment & Development Network (WEDEN) Nigeria
AICO- Arab Organization for International Cooperation
Women in Publishing (WIP) Nigeria
Arab Thought Forum Egypt
Women's Right to Education Programme (WREP) Nigeria
Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance Egypt
Zero Corruption Coalition Nigeria
Participatory Development Program (PDP) Egypt
Attac Norway
Fundacion Nacional para el Desarrollo (FUNDE) El Salvador
Norwegian Church Aid Norway
Youth Education Forum F.Y. Republic of Macedonia
DISCOVER Pakistan Foundation
Open Society Institute F.Y. Republic of Macedonia
GINI -Governance Institutions Network International Pakistan
Transparency Zero Corruption F.Y. Republic of Macedonia
PILDAT - Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development & Transparency
Transparentnost Macedonia
Society for the Empowerment of People-STEP Pakistan
CCFD-Terre Solidaire France
Transparency International Pakistan
Helio International France AMAN
Transparency International Palestine
Plate Forme Paradis Fiscaux et Judiciaires France
Grupo de Trabajo Contra la Corrupcion (GTCC) / Work Group against Corruption Peru
Sherpa France
National Human Rights Coordination Body Peru
Transparency International France
Proetica Peru
NGO ArtIdea Georgia Business for Integrity 2020 Philippines
TRACC - Georgia
Global watch Philippines
The Johanniter Germany Public Services Labor Independent Confederation (PSLINK) Philippines
Transparency International Germany
Transparency and Accountability Network Philippines
Ghana Integrity Initiative
Transparency International Philippines
Centre for European Constitutional Law Greece
Ummah Fi Salam Philippines
Accion Ciudadana Guatemala
Asociatia Romana pentru Transparenta Romania
Stat View International
Guinea Trade Union
Elie Radu Romania
Afrikaplatform Hungary
Transparency International Russia
Civil Society Development Foundation Hungary
Transparency International Rwanda
Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights Hungary
Forum Civil Senegal
K-Monitor Hungary
REPAOC Senegal
National Confederation of Hungarian Trade Unions Hungary
Africa Youth for Peace and Development Sierra Leone
Centre for Applied Sociology India
Youth Partnership for Peace and Development Sierra Leone
Gram Bharati Samiti India
Open Society Foundation (OSF) Slovakia
The National Center For Peace & Development India
Transparency International Slovakia
Transparency International India
Integriteta-association for ethics in public service Slovenia
Indonesia Corruption Watch
Transparency International Solomon Islands
LEIP Indonesia
Human Rights Trust of Southern Africa South Africa
National Law Reform Consortium Indonesia
Institute for Security Studies (ISS) South Africa
Partnership for Governance Reform / Kemitraan Indonesia
T.F.A.C (The Fight Against Corruption ) South Africa
Telapak Indonesia Heungsadan
(Young Korean Academy) Transparency Movement South Korea
Transparency International Indonesia
K-Pact Council South Korea
Iraqi Center For Transparency and Corruption Iraq
Transparency International Korea South Korea
Kurdistan Anti Corruption Network Iraq
Transparency International Sri Lanka
Dochas Ireland
Transparency International Sweden
Transparency International Ireland
Basel Institute on Governance - ICAR Switzerland
OMETZ Israel
Transparency International Switzerland
Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale (CRBM) Italy
Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
AfricCOG - Africa Centre for Open Governance Kenya
Transparency International Chinese Taipei Taiwan
Bunge la Mwananchi Kenya
Luta Hamutuk Institute Timor Leste
Kenya tuitakayo: Citizens’ Coalition for Constitutional Culture
Transparency Institute Trinidad and Tobago
Transparency International Kenya
Transparency International Uganda
Kuwait Transparency
Water Governance Institute Uganda
Public Investigation Bureau Latvia
Association for Accountancy and Business Affairs United Kingdom
Actions for Genuine Democratic Alternatives (AGENDA) Liberia
Partnership for Transparency Fund United Kingdom
Center for Transparency & Accountability Liberia
Protimos United Kingdom
Transparency International Lithuania
Rights & Accountability in Development (RAID)
Transparency Zero Corruption Macedonia
Tax Research UK United Kingdom
Baholalao Integrity Safeguard Committee Madagascar
The Corner House United Kingdom
Centre for Public Policy Studies Malaysia
The office of Lord Brennan, UK United Kingdom
Libertad en accion Mexico
Trades Union Congress (TUK) United Kingdom
Transparencia Mexicana Mexico
Transparency International United Kingdom
MANS Montenegro
War on Want United Kingdom
Etica y Transparencia Nicaragua
World Wildlife Fund United Kingdom
Association Nigérienne de Lutte contre la Corruption (ANLC) Niger A
merican Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative United States
African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) Nigeria
Financial Intelligence Council United States
African Youth Empowerment Nigeria
Hills Program on Governance United States
Blossom Nigeria Project Nigeria
Project on Organizing Development Education and Research United States
Equity Advocates Nigeria
The Jus Semper Global Alliance United States
Grass Root Anti-Corruption Awareness Network Initiative Nigeria
Transparency International USA
Independent Advocacy Project (IAP) Nigeria
Observatorio Hannah Arendt Venezuela
Moms Club International Nigeria
Provea Venezuela
Nigeria Labour Congress Nigeria
Transparencia Venezuela
NPA Nigeria
Citizens Forum Zambia
Publish What You Pay/NEITI Nigeria Transparency International Zambia
Save Earth Nigeria
Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project (SERAP) Nigeria


Anonymous call center philippines said...

"Call for G20 action to tackle illicit financial flows" - nice point and article... taxes should be for the people and not for a chosen few

1:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go ahead, you are the hope, you are touching the root but it might take time for the common man to realise. Go on!

3:43 pm  

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