This post contains a roundup of FACTI Panelists’ written contributions to the ongoing discussion.
Now that the FACTI Panel report has been released, the FACTI co-chairs are in the forefront of advocacy to support its recommendations. The op-eds linked here have been penned by our Co-Chairs.
The FACTI Panel report outlines an achievable blueprint for greater transparency, enhanced accountability and more cooperation at the national, regional and global levels.
The FACTI Panel is set to launch its final report at 8:00-10:30 (EST) on Thursday, 25 February 2021. The event will be conducted virtually with simultaneous interpretation for all UN official languages. Please register to receive connection details for the launch.
The FACTI Panel’s final report is tentatively scheduled to be launched on 25 February 2021.
The summary of the FACTI Panel briefing for Member States, held virtually on December 11, 2020, is now available.
The fourth FACTI Panel meeting took place virtually over a two-day period, 30 November – 1 December. The summary is now available.
The FACTI Panel secretariat has posted the details for the briefing for Permanent Representatives of UN Member States being organized on 11 December 2020.
As the FACTI Panel’s 4th meeting continues this week, the Panel is publishing the summaries of its four recently concluded regional consultations.
The FACTI Panel Secretariat has produced a series of short issues notes to provide brief introductions to some of the topics that the Panel is addressing and presenting guiding questions for all stakeholders.
In a survey of the private sector conducted by the FACTI Panel, more than 90% of respondents would welcome stronger financial accountability, transparency and integrity regulations when all businesses are held to the same standards. The survey report is now available.
The Panel welcomes written comments on the Interim Report from stakeholders.
The FACTI Panel Co-chairs are publishing an updated calendar for the future work of the Panel, including high-level regional consultations and Panel meetings. The Panel intends to publish its final report in February 2021.
The FACTI Panel interim report was published on 24 September. The interim report analyzes the gaps, vulnerabilities and impediments present in the current international systems related to financial accountability, transparency and integrity issues.
The full summary of the third FACTI Panel video conference is now available.
The provisional programme for the Launch of the FACTI Panel Interim Report on 24 September 2020 includes expected interventions from: H. E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria (tbc); H. E. Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway; and H. E. Mr. Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The interim report, a precursor to the Panel’s final report due by February 2021, identifies the major gaps in implementation and the systemic shortcomings of the existing international frameworks for tax cooperation, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering.
The deadline for submitting the online survey of the private sector on international financial integrity matters has been extended to 31 August 2020.
The FACTI Panel has launched an online survey to solicit inputs from private sector on what businesses see as the main gaps and challenges in international financial integrity.
The summary of the second consultation with Member States shows that many Member States highlighted the critical importance of the work of the FACTI Panel especially in light of the current global crisis and the urgent need to increase resource mobilization.
In keeping with the Panel’s commitment to transparency, the final versions of seven background papers written by expert consultants in the fields of financial accountability, transparency and integrity were published from 17-20 July 2020.
In a guest article for the SDG Knowledge Hub, the Presidents of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council describe the urgency of the FACTI Panel's work.
The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the President of the United Nations General Assembly are co-convening a virtual meeting on the side lines of the HLPF to update the international community on the progress the FACTI Panel has made since its establishment.
The FACTI Panel has published the written comments received from stakeholders.
The FACTI Panel Co-chairs, Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki and Dr. Dalia Grybauskaite, have published an op-ed in La Tribune Afrique about their views on the how to promote financial integrity in post-COVID-19 world.
The Panel Secretariat has commissioned expert consultants to develop further background papers for deeper assessment of challenges, trends, and proposals to remedy gaps and vulnerabilities in the current systems. The Secretariat has prepared an information note that provides more detail about the papers.
Given the ongoing travel and meeting restrictions due to COVID-19, the FACTI Panel Co-chairs have been continuously reassessing how to progress the work of the Panel. Today the Co-chairs are publishing a tentative roadmap for the future work of the Panel.
From 30 April to 8 May, the FACTI Panel conducted three consultations with subject matter experts on issues related to its three clusters - the summaries and videos are now available.
The summaries of consultations with Member States and civil society show that among the common priorities to emerge from both forums is the call for universal participation in robust, effective systems of international cooperation, particularly with respect to tax cooperation and anti-corruption measures.
The Panel welcomes written comments from stakeholders.
The FACTI Secretariat has released the Panel's schedule of consultations to take place between late April and early May.
The full summary of the the first FACTI Panel video conference is now available. It describes how the Panel will organize its work and the next steps for the Panel.
The first FACTI Panel background paper - which provide an initial review of some challenges and trends related to financial accountability, transparency and integrity - is now available here.
In the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, work has begun for the FACTI Panel. A first meeting of the full Panel was held via videoconference.
The final members have been appointed to the FACTI Panel, bringing total membership to 17.
The High Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda launched officially on 2 March 2020 at United Nations headquarters.