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UN Convenes High-Level Meetings on Africa, Millennium Development Goals

Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

NEW YORK – The UN Secretary-General and the President of the UN General Assembly are convening a High-level Event on the Millennium Development Goals at UN Headquarters in New York today.

Christian Aid issued a statement affirming that tackling illicit business practices which rob the developing world of billions each year is crucial to meeting the MDGs.  Earlier this year, Christian Aid released a report on how illegal, trade-related tax evasion was costing the developing world of $160bn a year and today

ImageThe substance of today’s meeting is expected to inform discussions at the upcoming follow-up conference on “Financing for Development” to be held in Doha, Qatar, from November 29 to December 2, 2008.

Global Financial Integrity recently competed a study in which it estimated capital flight out of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Listen to Excerpts from Monday’s Event on Development Goals, Aid for Africa: