UN Panel Discussion and Launch Event

UN Panel Discussion and Launch Event

UNDESA is organizing a virtual panel discussion and launch event on “Advancing a Tax and SDGs approach that builds trust and spurs transformation: present and possible future contributions by the UN Tax Committee.” The event will be held on 7 October 2021, 8:00 – 10:30 a.m., New York time.

Discussion will focus on concrete actions that the UN Tax Committee can take toward reinforcing the capacity of countries to mobilize revenues, manage/reduce risks, build sustainable and resilient economies, reduce inequalities, fund public health and combat the adverse effects of climate change. 

The informal event will feature the launch of the guidance products produced by the 2017-2021 membership of the UN Tax Committee, with special focus on priorities and practical issues for developing countries. Over four years of intense work, the Committee has produced:

  • 2021 UN Model Double Taxation Convention between Developed and Developing Countries (forthcoming)
  • 2021 UN Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries (English)
  • 2021 UN Handbook on Selected Issues for the Taxation of the Extractive Industries (forthcoming)
  • 2019 UN Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties between Developed and Developing Countries (English)
  • 2021 UN Handbook on Avoidance and Resolution of Tax Disputes (English) (Spanish)
  • 2021 UN Handbook on Carbon Taxation (forthcoming)
  • UN Guidelines on the Tax Treatment of Government-to-Government Aid Projects  (English) (Spanish)

English versions of most the guidance products will be available in electronic format in 2021, with French and Spanish versions to follow, some this year and some in 2022.

The event will be opened by high level representatives from the United Nations and the donor community. The panel discussion will engage experts from developing countries, regional tax organizations, civil society organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector.

All UN Member States and interested stakeholders are welcome to participate in the event. 

For questions or further information, kindly contact our organizing team for this event in the International Tax and Development Cooperation Branch/FSDO at taxcommittee@un.org.