More than 100 CSOs call for swift action on UN tax resolution

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More than 100 CSOs call for swift action on UN tax resolution

Last month, the 2nd Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted an historic resolution on international tax cooperation. The resolution, which had been put forward by the Africa Group, outlines the road to an intergovernmental tax process under the auspices of the United Nations. In a letter sent to all UN Member States, more than 100 civil society organisations and trade unions strongly welcome this crucial step forward and call for the speedy implementation of the resolution.

Read the letter here.

Read the press release by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice here.

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A new Chair at the OECD DAC - the stakes have never been higher

The new Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is Denmark’s Carsten Staur – an experienced former Minister for International Development Co-operation – who will start his role in March 2023. In a world of overlapping crises, the stakes are too high to fail. We encourage Mr. Staur to play a leadership role to drive a much-needed shift in the mindset of rich countries on aid, from charity to justice.

Read the blog here.

Small Island Developing States drowning in debt and climate emergencies

This week, CSOs, academics and policymakers met at the Debt in the Caribbean Conference, hosted by Jubilee Caribbean with the support of Eurodad and Erlassjahr in Grenada, to discuss the challenges that climate change and debt pose for the Caribbean region. In this year’s COP, debt emerged as a focus topic, as the links between debt and climate change become more indisputable. As a recent Eurodad report exposed, the situation is particularly acute in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), a group of 38 countries scattered through oceans in the global south.

Read the article here.

Read the Debt in SIDS report here.

The article was first published in Catalan in La Directa.


History RePPPeated II - Why Public-Private Partnerships are not the solution

This week sees the publication of the Spanish language edition of the second in a series of reports providing an in-depth analysis of various kinds of PPP projects. The seven case studies featured cover different sectors, such as education, health, transport and water in India, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Scotland and Spain. The report also analyses emerging trends, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the multiple crises facing the world.

Read the report and summary in Spanish published today here.

Read the English versions here.

Useful resources

What is the role of Northern organisations in global justice advocacy?

by Gender and Development Network

GADN has written a discussion paper on the role of Northern organisations in global feminist advocacy that seeks to provoke thoughtful and self-critical debate, particularly amongst international development organisations whose primary centres of power are in the Global North and who benefit from the colonial legacy; from women’s rights organisations to INGOs.

Read the paper here.


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