Global tax system : what if we changed the rules of the game ?

If you had to remember someone from the 3rd Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa last July, it’s for sure him. With his cap firmly on his globe, the Intergovernmental tax body mascot made everyone smile. Yet, during the negotiation sessions, the creation of a UN Tax Body was the main stumbling block between developed and G77 countries, crystallizing the glaring differences between Northern and Southern countries on financing for development issues. These negotiations offered a rare opportunity to re-write the international tax rules, an essential reform to address the global challenge of social justice.

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