Effective in the fight for transparency - against global tax fraud and illicit financial flows
Proposals from the UN-FACTI panel
March 1, 2021, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (CET)
From October 26 to 30, 2020, the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (OEIGWG) met for the sixth time at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva. The discussions were based on the second revised draft presented by the Ecuadorian Chair of the working group in August 2020. The session was overshadowed by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was held in a hybrid format, i.e. with the option of on-site or virtual participation. Of the 66 participating states, many said they were [...]
In September 2015, all countries decided to reach 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. Five years into the agenda, there's little to celebrate and lots to do. Real political commitment to transformation is still lacking, while many push for change around the globe, says economist Jens Martens (GPF).