Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 Tax Justice Council Meeting in Dakar, Senegal

The Tax Justice Council meets at 09h00 on Sunday 6th February 2011. The meeting will be held at the Hotel Residence le Ndiambour, 121 rue Carnot, Dakar, Senegal.

The Tax Justice Council is the highest decision-making body of the global network. It convenes every two years, typically meeting in a country of the global South.

The Agenda for the 2011 meeting is available here. Major agenda items include the 2011-2015 public awareness raising campaign; research priorities; and discussion of the current review of the network's structures and priorities.

The Council will also be electing a new Board of Directors providing a balance of regional representation covering Africa, America (North and South) Asia and Europe. The Council will also ratify all network membership applications approved by the global Board since January 2009 (full list here)

The meeting is also an opportunity for Bruno Gurtner, who chairs the global Board of Directors, and John Christensen, who directs the International Secretariat, to report back to the Council on progress since the last meeting (pictured above) in Belém, Brazil in January 2009. Bruno's report is here. John's report is here.

Liz Nelson, who administers the International Secretariat, will be providing a preliminary financial report for 2010. Her summary report is here.

The Tax Justice Council is open to anyone interested in tax justice. The powers and responsibilities of the Council are laid out in our Constitution, which you can download here.

For those of you planning to join us next Sunday, we wish you a safe journey to Dakar. For those unable to join us, we will be blogging from Dakar and will publish a full account of the proceedings of the Council and all other tax justice events at the World Social Forum in the following week.


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