UN Tax Convention Training for Local Civil Society Organizations in Zambia Outcome Statement
PRESS STATEMENT-UN Tax Convention Training for Local Civil Society Organizations in Zambia Outcome
UN Tax Convention Training for Local Civil Society Organizations in Zambia
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE – 19th May, 2023
Between April 4th and 6th, 2023, representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) convened for a training session, supported by Norwegian Church Aid, Tax Justice Network Africa, ActionAid Zambia, Oxfam SAF and Save the Children Zambia. The main objective of the session was to build capacity on the topic of international taxation and the proposed UN tax convention. The gathering was designed to equip the attendees with valuable knowledge and skills, which will enable them to effectively advocate for tax justice at national level and equitable global tax system.
Local CSOs in Zambia have been concerned that the current international financial and taxation framework needs more transparency and meaningful participation of many African countries in agenda-setting and decision-making.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), comprising mostly of the world’s wealthiest countries, has played a significant role in shaping global tax rule-making processes. This has led to a lack of legitimacy and limited the equitable participation of developing countries in shaping international tax policy despite being disproportionately affected by harmful tax practices.....PRESS STATEMENT read by ActionAid Head of Programs & Resource Mobilisation