IBFD Contributes to the Preparation of the UN Secretary-General’s Report on International Tax Cooperation

August 31, 2023
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The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has issued his report on the promotion of inclusive and effective international tax cooperation.

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IBFD answered the United Nations’ call for input into the preparation of the Secretary-General’s Report. Our input paper, which has been cited in the Secretary-General’s Report, has now been published on the United Nations’ website

Among other things, the IBFD input paper analyses existing arrangements in international tax cooperation, identifies additional options to make such cooperation fully inclusive and more effective, and outlines potential next steps. 

“Submitting this input paper for the Secretary-General’s report was a true honour and privilege,” remarked Prof. Dr Pasquale Pistone, the Academic Chairman of IBFD.

Belema Obuoforibo, Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre and Member of IBFD’s Executive Board added, “We are pleased to have been able to contribute to such an important project. At this critical point in global discussions about international tax policymaking, IBFD is proud to contribute its research expertise in such a meaningful way.

The Secretary-General’s Report concludes that the most viable avenue for fostering full inclusivity and heightened effectiveness in international tax cooperation appears to lie in enhancing the United Nations' role in shaping tax norms and rule setting. This approach will take into account the pre-existing landscape of multilateral and international agreements.