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FACTI Panel Members begin publishing implementation notes on how to take action on FACTI Panel recommendations
June 11, 2021

Starting today, the FACTI Panel secretariat is publishing Implementation Notes, authored by individual FACTI Panel members to provide further guidance on how to implement FACTI Panel Recommendations.

It's Better in the Light: video launch
April 15, 2021

The FACTI Panel Secretariat has produced "It's Better in the Light", a video inspired by the recommendations of the FACTI report.

FACTI Panel Co-chair Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki delivers statement at ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development
April 15, 2021

FACTI Panel Co-chair Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki addressed the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development on Thursday, 15 April 2021.

FACTI Panel Co-chair Dr. Dalia Grybauskaite participates in UN ESCWA Arab Forum for Sustainable Development 2021
April 1, 2021

FACTI Panel Co-chair Dr. Dalie Grybauskaite addressed the UN ESCWA Arab Forum for Sustainable Development on Tuesday, 30 March 2021.

FACTI Panelists, in their own words
March 11, 2021

This post contains a roundup of FACTI Panelists’ written contributions to the ongoing discussion.

FACTI Panel Co-Chairs publish op-eds on report
March 10, 2021

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.

FACTI Panel Report has been published
February 25, 2021

The FACTI Panel report outlines an achievable blueprint for greater transparency, enhanced accountability and more cooperation at the national, regional and global levels.

Registration for FACTI Panel high-level launch event is now open
February 9, 2021

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.

Panel report launch planned for 25 February
January 8, 2021

The FACTI Panel’s final report is tentatively scheduled to be launched on 25 February 2021.

Summary of briefing for Member States now available
December 18, 2020

The summary of the FACTI Panel briefing for Member States, held virtually on December 11, 2020, is now available.

Regional consultations, final report discussed at fourth FACTI Panel meeting
December 7, 2020

The fourth FACTI Panel meeting took place virtually over a two-day period, 30 November – 1 December. The summary is now available.

Details of 11 December briefing for Member States published
December 1, 2020

The FACTI Panel secretariat has posted the details for the briefing for Permanent Representatives of UN Member States being organized on 11 December 2020.

Summaries of the FACTI Panel regional meetings now available
November 30, 2020

As the FACTI Panel’s 4th meeting continues this week, the Panel is publishing the summaries of its four recently concluded regional consultations.

New issues notes provide background and guiding questions for inputs and consultations
November 6, 2020

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.

Private sector survey report published
November 5, 2020

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.

Call for comments from all stakeholders on the Interim Report
October 20, 2020

The Panel welcomes written comments on the Interim Report from stakeholders.

Updated calendar of FACTI Panel meetings
October 16, 2020

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.

FACTI Panel interim report published
September 24, 2020

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.

Third meeting summary published
September 21, 2020

The full summary of the third FACTI Panel video conference is now available.

Provisional programme posted: FACTI Panel Interim Report launch
September 19, 2020

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.

FACTI Panel to launch interim report on 24 September
September 4, 2020

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.

Deadline of online survey for private sector extended
August 26, 2020

The deadline for submitting the online survey of the private sector on international financial integrity matters has been extended to 31 August 2020.

FACTI Panel launches online survey for global private sector
August 12, 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.

FACTI Panel holds second consultations with UN Member States
August 4, 2020

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-depth background papers have been published
July 20, 2020

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.

PGA and President of ECOSOC write on urgency of FACTI Panel work
July 2, 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.

FACTI Panel Co-Chairs to provide update on progress at HLPF side event on 10 July
July 1, 2020

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.

Written comments are published
June 24, 2020

The FACTI Panel has published the written comments received from stakeholders.

Op-Ed: FACTI Panel co-chairs in La Tribune Afrique
June 19, 2020

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.

In-depth background papers are being prepared
June 17, 2020

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.

FACTI Panel publishes tentative roadmap
May 20, 2020

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.

FACTI Panel holds consultations with experts
May 19, 2020

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.

FACTI Panel holds consultations with UN Member States, civil society organizations
May 6, 2020

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.

Call for comments from all stakeholders
April 30, 2020

The Panel welcomes written comments from stakeholders.

FACTI Secretariat announces consultation schedule
April 17, 2020

The FACTI Secretariat has released the Panel's schedule of consultations to take place between late April and early May.

First meeting summary published
April 15, 2020

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.

First FACTI background paper published
April 7, 2020

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.

First FACTI Panel meeting held online
April 2, 2020

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.

FACTI Panel complete
March 31, 2020

The final members have been appointed to the FACTI Panel, bringing total membership to 17.

FACTI Panel launches
March 15, 2020

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.