Addis Ababa outcome: milestone or millstone for the world's poor?
Third UN Financing for Development Conference
The Guardian 16 July 2015 - The summit in Addis Ababa ended after intensive debates, but is it a decisive breakthrough? Is there a conrete plan how to fund the post-2015 development agenda? The opinion whether the outcome is a succes or not differs quite a lot.
“Historic”, “groundbreaking”, “a milestone” – just some of the words the UN used to describe a blueprint that it said would forge “an enhanced global partnership that aims to foster universal, inclusive economic prosperity and improve people’s wellbeing while protecting the environment”.
Other voices decribe their frustration: "“After three days of bullying, developing countries were finally run over. The consequence of the Addis Ababa outcome is that more than 100 developing countries will remain excluded from decision making on global tax standards,” said Tove Maria Ryding, policy and advocacy manager for tax justice at Eurodad."