World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework On BEPS To Meet At Plenary Level On 27-28 January

The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS will hold its 11th plenary meeting on 27-28 January.

The 2021 Plenary Meeting, to be held virtually, will offer representatives from the Inclusive Framework’s 137 members an opportunity to take stock of the unparalleled transformation in international tax policy and administration over the past decade and discuss the key challenges facing the international tax system looking forward.

This will include discussions of ongoing multilateral negotiations to address the tax challenges arising from digitalisation of the economy, as well as efforts to end international tax avoidance through greater global co-operation, both of which are particularly timely in light of fiscal challenges countries will face in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This plenary meeting is open to the public (agenda). The opening session on 27 January will be broadcast live, from 12:30 to 17:00 CET (Paris time). Highlights include a keynote address by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, starting at 12:45, as well as discussions on tax and fiscal policy for the post-COVID-19 world and tax and development.

Day 2, also broadcast live, will begin with a panel discussion from 12:30 among Ministers on the tax challenges arising from digitalisation and the future of international taxation. Speakers will include:

  • Olaf Scholz (Federal Minister of Finance, Germany)
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Minister of Finance, Indonesia)
  • Rishi Sunak (Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom)
  • Roberto Gualtieri (Minister for Finance, Italy)
  • Chrystia Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, Canada)
  • José Manuel Vicente Dubocq (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Dominican Republic) (TBC)

Other highlights of Day 2 include updates on a range of OECD tax work as well as a panel discussion on tax and the environment.

On 29 January, a dedicated series of briefings will discuss current OECD work on tax and development. The events are open to Inclusive Framework members and the public. Further information on how to participate is available at the final page of the agenda.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Myanmar: UN Condemns Escalating Violence In Deadliest Day Of Protests So Far

In response to the killing of at least 18 protesters demonstrating against Myanmar’s military coup, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Sunday together with the UN chief, strongly condemned the “escalating violence” and called for an immediate end to the use of force... More>>

Syria: Economic Decline, Rising Hunger And Surging Humanitarian Needs

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council ... More>>

OECD: Final Quarter Of 2020 Shows Continued Recovery In G20 International Merchandise Trade

G20 international merchandise trade continued to rebound in the fourth quarter of 2020 ( exports up 7.2% and imports up 6.8%), following the sharp falls seen in the first half of 2020, as lockdown measures affected trade globally. Although growth ... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs


UNFCCC: Greater Climate Ambition Urged As Initial NDC Synthesis Report Is Published

UN Climate Change today published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C—ideally 1.5°C—by the end of the century... More>>


2021: Critical Year To ‘reset Our Relationship With Nature’ – UN Chief

During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly improved by prioritizing nature-based solutions. Painting a picture of the turmoil ... More>>


Paris Agreement: UN Secretary-General António Guterres To Mark U.S. Reentry With Envoy For Climate John Kerry

Watch live at webtv.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ reentry into the Paris Agreement this Friday. The discussion with the Secretary-General ... More>>