Today, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice (GATJ), of which Tax and Fiscal Justice Asia (TAFJA) is the regional formation, and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. APMDD and PRAKARSA are currently co-coordinators of TAFJA. See below for the press release published by GATJ.
As the world grapples with the multiple crises of global COVID-19 pandemic, the economic recession, and the climate emergency, the need to raise the alarm on and fight the tax abuses and illicit financial flows in the extractive industry is more critical and urgent than ever.
Resource-rich countries spanning Africa, Latin America and Asia share a common ground. They continue to be targeted for natural wealth extraction, offer extensive fiscal incentives for mining investors, and are markedly sites of massive illicit financial flows.
APMDD is a regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks. APMDD believes in social transformation that is all encompassing and interrelated: it is economic, political, cultural and environmental and has class, ethnicity/race and gender dimensions.