13 July 2015 - 13.15-14.45 @ Elilly Hotel (Classic Hall)
Come and hear what developing countries and independent experts have to say about what is wrong with the international tax system and what needs to be done to make it fairer and more progressive.
To finance the SDGs and build a just world without poverty, the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa must produce a communiqué which encourages the international community to reform the international tax system fundamentally, going beyond the BEPS/AEOI initiatives, so that developing countries can mobilise the resources needed for their development.
This side event will allow stakeholders to discuss the priority global and national measures which are needed to ensure a much more significant increase in tax revenues in developing countries, and the initiatives being taken to introduce such measures. The discussion will cover changing tax treaties, eliminating tax exemptions, combatting illicit flows, and going way beyond BEPS in the fight against corporate tax evasion and avoidance.
- H.E. Mr. Amadou BA, Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning, Senegal
- H.E. Mr. Moctar OULD DJAY, Minister of Finance, Mauritania
- Professor José Antonio OCAMPO, Chair of the Independent Commission on the Reform of International Corporate Taxation
- Mrs. Winnie BYANYIMA, Executive Director, Oxfam International
MODERATOR: Matthew Martin, Director, DFI