Illicit financial flows, human rights and the post-2015 development agenda, Panel discussion and expert consultation, 29 – 30 October 2015

Thursday, 29 October 2015,  Panel Discussion from 1:15 -2:45 PM,
Venue: Conference room 11 , United Nations Secretariat Building,  New York

A lunch-time panel discussion on illicit financial flows and human rights will be convened by the Independent Expert in New York on the margins of the 70th session of the General Assembly. The side event will focus on curbing illicit financial flows in the context of the post-2015 development agenda of the United Nations and related initiatives. The New York event intends to facilitate participation of State delegates, representatives of international organisations and non-governmental organisations accredited at the United Nations, encouraging them to provide comments on the interim study of the Independent Expert (A/HRC/28/60). Event Flyer

This is a public event. Guests not holding a UN ground pass are kindly requested to register by 27 October 2015 at ieforeigndebt@ohchr.org providing their name and institutional affiliation.

Friday, 30 October 2015,  Session at Yale University, New Haven,
Venue: Linsly-Chittenden Hall at Yale University, Room LC 211, 63 High St, New Haven, CT

From 30 October to 1 November 2015 a three-day conference will be organised by the Global Justice Programme at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Its first day will focus on illicit financial flows and a dedicated session on the final study of the Independent Expert on foreign debt will be organised in collaboration with his mandate.

Registration to attend the Yale Conference should be done at: http://bit.ly/1KRMFib, by 27 October 2015 

Draft Conference Programme

Both events will take into account the outcome of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development and of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit and analyse from a human rights perspective what States and other stakeholders should undertake to reduce significantly illicit financial outflows. They will look at opportunities for promoting human rights-based approaches and financial transparency in these contexts. The side event and conference intends also to strengthen collaboration and exchange of information between institutions and organisations working in the field of human rights, financial transparency, anti-corruption and development cooperation.

Purpose and envisaged outcome

The main purpose of both events is to inform the final study of the Independent Expert on foreign debt on “Illicit financial flows, human rights and the post-2015 development agenda” as requested by Human Rights Council  resolutions 25/9 and 28/5.

Background documentation

Comments may as well provided in writing until 15 November 2015 to: ieforeigndebt@ohchr.org