Financing for Development Forum Concludes as World Leaders Reaffirm Pledge to Mobilize Resources, Solidarity in Creating Better Societies for All

28 Apr

The Economic and Social Council concluded its annual financing for development forum today with the adoption of an outcome document highlighting the critical need for resources to deliver on the central promise of the United Nations framework for achieving a better, more sustainable future for all by 2030.

Building Fair Tax Systems, Boosting Private Investment in Sustainable Development Focus of Discussions as Forum on Financing for Development Continues Session

27 Apr

Inequalities in financial space and an unfair international corporate tax architecture urgently require reform to foster recovery and growth in developing countries — with private finance and investment key factors — speakers told the Economic and Social Council today as it continued its annual forum on financing for development follow-up with three panel discussions.

New Urban Agenda Must Be at Heart of Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Development, Speakers Stress at Economic and Social Council Special Meeting

21 Apr

With more than half the world’s people living in cities and the fastest population growth projected to take place in urban settings, sustainable development will hinge on how countries manage urbanization, the Economic and Social Council President told delegates today, as he opened the special meeting on the New Urban Agenda amid calls for tackling the deep inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corporate Tax Reform Crucial to Rebuilding Trust in Post-Pandemic World, Speakers Tell Annual Meeting of Economic and Social Council

8 Apr

Reforming the current international corporate tax regime is critical to rebuilding trust and creating a new social contract between companies, Governments and citizens, the Economic and Social Council heard today, as members held their annual meeting on international cooperation in tax matters.

Questions Pertaining to Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice, among Texts Adopted by Economic and Social Council

16 Feb

The Economic and Social Council met today to take action on a wide variety of issues, from human rights questions related to narcotic drugs and the improvement of the financial situation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to enhancing international cooperation on tax matters.