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International Taxation Alternatives and Global Governance

International Taxation Alternatives and Global Governance Global Governance 11 (2005), 131–138 GLOBAL INSIGHTS International Taxation Alternatives and Global Governance Sartaj Aziz n New York on 20 September 2004, world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the global fight against poverty and hunger at the ISummit for Action Against Hunger and Poverty and endorsed the campaign to gather necessary funds through both traditional and inno- vative mechanisms to assist in that fight. This initiative builds on the Geneva declaration adopted in January with leadership from the presi- dents of Brazil, France, Chile, and Spain and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan—the “Quintet Against Hunger.” Financing such efforts is always a problem; proposals have included taxation on carbon emissions, financial transactions, and arms trade along with the creation of special drawing rights (SDRs) and an international financial facility. On 20 September, the World Commis- sion on the Social Dimension of Globalization presented A Fair Glob- which also suggested taxing alization: Creating Opportunities for All, greenhouse gas emissions and certain financial transactions to bankroll a U.S.$50 billion fund to fight poverty. These initiatives again bring to the fore both the need for and the problems associated with international taxation. There are many short- comings in global governance, but none is more http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

International Taxation Alternatives and Global Governance

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1075-2846
eISSN
1942-6720
DOI
10.1163/19426720-01102001
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Abstract

Global Governance 11 (2005), 131–138 GLOBAL INSIGHTS International Taxation Alternatives and Global Governance Sartaj Aziz n New York on 20 September 2004, world leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the global fight against poverty and hunger at the ISummit for Action Against Hunger and Poverty and endorsed the campaign to gather necessary funds through both traditional and inno- vative mechanisms to assist in that fight. This initiative builds on the Geneva declaration adopted in January with leadership from the presi- dents of Brazil, France, Chile, and Spain and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan—the “Quintet Against Hunger.” Financing such efforts is always a problem; proposals have included taxation on carbon emissions, financial transactions, and arms trade along with the creation of special drawing rights (SDRs) and an international financial facility. On 20 September, the World Commis- sion on the Social Dimension of Globalization presented A Fair Glob- which also suggested taxing alization: Creating Opportunities for All, greenhouse gas emissions and certain financial transactions to bankroll a U.S.$50 billion fund to fight poverty. These initiatives again bring to the fore both the need for and the problems associated with international taxation. There are many short- comings in global governance, but none is more

Journal

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 3, 2005

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