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.