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.
We stand today in Asia and link arms of solidarity on these Global Days of Action to make ourselves heard on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the UN General Assembly, that we demand national and global COVID19 measures based solidly on tax and fiscal justice, the primacy of people and human rights, and the sustainability of our environment and the planet.
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.