Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sixth Session of the UN Tax Committee

The Sixth Session of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation on Tax Matters will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18th to 22nd October, 2010. You can download the provisional agenda here.

Despite the extremely dry tone of the matters under discussion, this Committee is a crucial part of securing international cooperation to combat tax injustices, tackle environmental degradation and reduce poverty. The Committee was formed in December 2003 in the wake of the Monterrey Consensus report on financing development, which highlighted the need for poorer countries to give greater emphasis to mobilising their own domestic resources.

TJN will have a team in Geneva to observe the process and we will report on some of the key issues, not least the proposal to strengthen the capacity of the secretariat that serves the Committee which, given the importance of these issues, remains woefully under-resourced.


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