Home

Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner

 
Convene world conference on abolition of tax havens, human rights expert urges the GA and next UN Secretary-General

GENEVA (13 October 2016) – The newly selected UN Secretary-General António Guterres should  convene a world conference on tax avoidance and evasion, the abolition of tax havens and the protection of whistleblowers, the UN’s Independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, said on Thursday.

“The choice of Mr Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General offers a unique opportunity to advance the fight against tax evasion and illicit financial flows, at a moment where the world is paying increasing attention to these crucial issues,” Mr. de Zayas said.

“I sincerely hope that the abolition of tax havens and the creation of a United Nations Tax Authority with a mandate to combat offshore tax avoidance and evasion, and to outlaw tax havens, will be among…

View original post 748 more words

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Convene world conference on abolition of tax havens, human rights expert urges the GA and next UN Secretary-General

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s