The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) held its First Global Conference on February 14-16, 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The conference focused on the key directions for tax policy and administration needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Speakers and participants included senior country policymakers, tax administrators, and representatives from academia, the private sector, civil society, donor organizations, and regional tax organizations. Conference sessions covered five thematic areas:

  • domestic resource mobilization and the state
  • the role of tax in supporting sustainable economic growth, investment and trade
  • the social dimensions of tax (poverty, inequality, and human development)
  • tax capacity development
  • tax cooperation. 

The conference built on the vibrant global dialogue on taxation, and insights and views from the conference helped inform and shape the future work of the PCT and its members. The conference also aimed to provide guidance to individual countries and other stakeholders on how to better target tax efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).