ASAP is conducting a Delphi study on how the SDGs can be formulated to make the greatest possible impact on illicit financial flows. Illicit financial flows are gaining recognition as an important issue for development, and there are calls both from civil society and from within the UN system to make control of such flows a priority within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, so far proposals from within the UN system have focused solely on the outcome of reducing illicit financial flows without identifying the means by which reductions should be achieved. Learn how ASAP’s study aims to bridge the gap, by clicking here.
Stop IFFs 2015
During the summer of 2013, ASAP led a crowdfunding campaign to benefit a research and advocacy campaign to put illicit financial flows on the post-2015 development agenda. ASAP members responded in force, donating $15,000. To learn about the campaign, view this video, posted on ASAP’s funding page on Indiegogo.
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New Haven Declaration
In December 2009, the Illicit Financial Flows project, in close collaboration with Global Financial Integrity (GFI), united the communities of activists addressing two concerns—illicit financial flows and human rights. The result was the first New Haven Declaration on Human Rights and Financial Integrity. The initial signatories of the New Haven Declaration reconvened at Yale University in December 2010, producing the New Haven Declaration on on Corporate Financial Transparency. Shortly thereafter, several participants—with over US$20 billion under management—sent a letter to the European Commission asking them to “require country-by-country reporting within the annual audited financial statements of all multinational corporations listed on a stock exchange.”