Building the momentum towards the Latin American Tax Summit
GI-ESCR and regional and global alliances participated in a week of events on tax cooperation in Latin America, from 2 to 5 of May in Bogota, Colombia. GI-ESCR and partners have been working closely with governments and key regional stakeholders, facilitating the efforts towards a Latin American tax bloc and a more sustainable, democratic and inclusive global taxation.
These meetings aimed to discuss substantive proposals and advocacy strategies to build regional agreements that will be needed to combat tax havens, limit tax competition between countries and negotiate as a bloc an agenda that represents the region's interest in international fora. This agenda will be key to financing public service and ensuring a just transition to a sustainable economy in the world's most unequal region.
May 2nd and 3rd: Rethinking Global Taxation: Towards an Inclusive, Sustainable, and Equitable System
● Organized by: Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia and Fedesarrollo
May 4th: Consultation with Civil Society towards the Latin American Fiscal Summit
● Organized by: UNDP Colombia
May 4th (PM): "Towards the Latin American Fiscal Summit: Proposals for Discussion." Dialogue table with civil society organizations.
● Organised by: GI-ESCR, Dejusticia, Initiative for Human Rights Principles in Fiscal Policy, ICRICT, Tax Justice Network.
May 5th: Presentation and Campaign Development: "New Fiscal Pact for Latin America and the Caribbean"
● Organized by: GI-ESCR, Oxfam, ICRICT, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Colombia, Fiscal Justice Network for Latin America and the Caribbean, Initiative for Human Rights Principles in Fiscal Policy, Latindadd, and Tax Justice Network.