Policy coherence for sustainable development

UNGA 2014 Side Event


UNGA Side event Final logo_ 23 Sept

‌‌Logos for 3 organisers of UNGA Side event 


Co-hosted by Australia, Mexico and the OECD, with the support of Japan, on 24 September at 11h00-13h00 

United Nations Headquarters, General Assembly Building, Conference Room 7, New York


 Read the event report and watch the event recording.




With the proposed target by the UN OWG to significantly reduce by 2030 illicit financial flows as background, this Side Event aims to identify concrete international actions needed in key areas for achieving this target, such as international tax evasion and avoidance, money laundering, bribery, and asset recovery.

A panel of high level representatives from governments, international organisations, civil society organisations and the private sector will explore and provide suggestions on:

  • Actions at the domestic and international levels to tackle illicit financial flows, as part of the means of implementation – and sources of finance – for the post-2015 development agenda;
  • Ways in which more coherent policies in all countries can generate an international environment that discourages illicit financial flows (e.g. transparent tax systems, financial transparency, clean business environments, and institutional capacity);
  • Areas where international co-operation can support developing countries’ efforts in mobilising domestic resources for sustainable development, including through knowledge sharing  and capacity building.


11h00-11h15   INTRODUCTION

Introductory remarks: José Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General


11h15-12h30   MODERATED PANEL

The magnitude and drivers behind illicit fiancial flows. What are the major challenges? How do we tackle them? What can we suggest for an achievable IFFs target in the post-2015 development agenda?


  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance of Nigeria
  • Barrister Akere Muna, Member of the High Level Panel on IFFs from Africa
  • Tom Cardamone, Managing Director, Global Financial Integrity
  • Clare Walsh, Chair of the G20 Development Working Group
  • Juan Manuel Valle Pereña, Head of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation
  • Jim Mintz, Founder and President of the Mintz Group


  • Eric Postel, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment, USAID
  • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Deputy Director General, BMZ
  • Jason Reichelt, Senior Adviser, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, UNODC

Moderator: Zeinab Badawi, BBC


12h30-12h45   QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

12h45-13h00   CONCLUSIONS

Final comments by panelists and wrap-up by the moderator.



Further Reading

>> OECD Knowledge-Sharing Alliance

>> OECD Policy Coherence for Development



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