Global Tax Justice to Reduce Inequalities and Finance Sustainable Development?

This physical side-event at the High Level Political Forum in New York, titled — Reforming the Global Tax System: Global Tax Justice to Reduce Inequalities and Finance Sustainable Development? — will focus on tax justice during the ongoing negotiations on the UN Framework Convention on International Tax Cooperation. The event is organized by the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.

Dr. Bärbel Kofler, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, will talk on the importance of global tax reform to reduce inequalities and Germany’s role in promoting tax justice. GCAP’s Director Ingo Ritz will introduce the proposals of civil society for a more just tax cooperation.

Event Details:

Venue: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office, 747 3rd Ave, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Date: July 17, 2024 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM New York Time

Registration: Please register with Lennart Inklaar ( by Monday, July 15. (Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Download concept note and draft agenda: 

Event Highlights

A recently published position paper will be presented, followed by a panel discussion with speakers from diverse backgrounds. The panel will explore necessary changes in the global tax system and the roles that Germany and other countries from the Global North can play in advancing these reforms.

Download Position Paper

The Way Forward

Reforming the international tax system is a critical step toward freeing up the necessary funds to finance the 2030 Agenda and reducing global inequalities. A UN tax convention is seen as a crucial next step in this effort, providing a framework for fairer and more transparent tax policies worldwide.

This event represents a significant opportunity for policymakers, activists and stakeholders to come together and discuss actionable solutions to one of the most pressing issues of our time.

About HLPF:

The annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development commenced at the UN headquarters in New York on July 8. This year’s forum will center on the theme: Strengthening the 2030 Agenda and eliminating poverty amidst multiple crises: ensuring the effective implementation of sustainable, resilient, and innovative solutions.

GCAP is co-organising four events at the HLPF.

Read GCAP Newsletter for more information on other side-events.