PM to address UN’s High level panel on Financial Accountability today

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Sep, 2020. 10:58 am

Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the U.N.’s High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency, and Integrity (FACTI) today.

As per details, the forum was formed to help address the financing gap for implementing the anti-poverty Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The 15-member panel was launched in March by the Presidents of the UN General Assembly and UN Economic and Social Council.

Today’s event is being convened to present the interim report of the FACTI Panel, which identifies the major gaps in implementation and the systemic flaws of the existing international frameworks for tax cooperation, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering.

The event it will provide a high-level forum for discussing the priority actions for addressing the identified challenges, particularly in light of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on progress toward the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event will bring the FACTI Panel chairs together with high-level representatives from member states. It will also foster a discussion amongst civil society, international institutions, academia, and the business sector to explore the issues highlighted in the FACTI Panel’s interim report.

The event will consist of two parts: a high-level segment and a moderated panel discussion among invited speakers with a brief interactive dialogue.
In his capacity as ECOSOC president, Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Munir Akram is also set to speak in FACTI’s moderated session.

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