UN Tax Trust Fund

  • The fund is aimed at helping the developing countries to actively participate in the discussion of tax issues via participation UN Tax Committee meetings.
  • The UN Tax Committee is a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC).
  • The UN Tax Committee offers guidance on current issues such as double taxation treaties, transfer pricing, taxation of the extractive industries and taxation of services. 
  • It also strives to promote international tax cooperation among national tax authorities.
  • It also makes recommendations on capacity-building and the provision of technical assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
Why in news?
India is the first country to make a voluntary contribution to the UN tax fund.
What is Addis Ababa Action  Agenda (AAAA)?
  • Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides a global framework for effective mobilisation of resources at the national and international level for sustainable development.
  • Implementation of this agenda also supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • It forms an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was unanimously adopted in 2015.
  • India has made voluntary contribution in UN Tax Fund following AAAA.



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