January 12, 2017

02:30:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM

Jubilee USA, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the FACT Coalition, Latindadd, Red de Justicia Fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe, Public Citizen, and the Center of Concern

Public Citizen
1600 20th St NW,
Washington, DC 20009

As Ecuador takes over the presidency of the G77 + China group of 134 developing nations, its Foreign Affairs Minister has said that the country plans to make finance for development and tax justice the core of its presidency. The South American nation has put these issues on the agenda at the UN General Assembly, in the G77 + China group and at the Non-Aligned Movement summit. The day before Ecuador takes over the G77 at an official ceremony in New York, Ecuador's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guillaume Long, will discuss tax avoidance, tax havens, and development at a special event in Washington DC. The Minister will also discuss the next steps of establishing a United Nations global tax body.

With contributions from:

  • Elise Bean, Former Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
  • Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA 
  • Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern
  • Clarke Gascoigne, FACT Coalition