News this morning, Thursday, is that the outcome document has been agreed. CSO are deeply disappointed with the document but are determined that the tax body will not go away. The mood can be summed up in this comment ‘The Developed countries managed to force the UN tax body out of the Addis outcome document and keep OECD as the only place for intergovernmental tax negotiations… for a little while longer! Eurodad, European Network on Debt and DevelopmentWe note that they managed to generate more than 130 news paper articles, op-eds, etc. supporting their cause. They had VIPs like Mbeki and Stiglitz speaking out in strong defense for the tax body. The Avaaz petition reached 140.000 signatures already yesterday. CSO’s all join with Eurodad in this action.
CSO’s are working on their response and it will be available soon.
The Trade Union Response to the outcome document can be accessed here and is reflective of my views too!