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Expert meeting on statistical methodologies for measuring illicit financial flows
20 - 22 June 2018
Room IV, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Countries lose substantial resources through illicit financial flows. The 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda both call for efforts to measure and reduce illicit financial flows.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the concepts and methodologies for measuring illicit financial flows, including those for the SDG indicator 16.4.1. UNCTAD and UNODC are custodians of this indicator. Findings from earlier meetings and current work will be shared and discussed. The meeting will also provide insights into the measurement challenges and data requirements at the national and regional levels.

Experts of different types of illicit financial flows, their measurement and sources of data from international and regional organizations, national authorities and academia will participate in the event.

More information available on UNCTAD page "Defining, estimating and disseminating statistics on illicit financial flows in Africa".


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20/06/2018 - 1137KB - Agenda item Account of UN activities on IFF indicators
20/06/2018 - 407KB - Agenda item Scope and definition of IFFs for SDG indicator 16.4.1
20/06/2018 - 1258KB - Agenda item Measuring IFFs from commercial and tax-related practices
20/06/2018 - 375KB - Agenda item Measuring IFFs from commercial and tax-related practices
21/06/2018 - 938KB - Agenda item Defining IFFs arising from corruption
22/06/2018 - 748KB - Agenda item Global process related to SDG indicator development
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Co-organized with:ECA, UNODC
Sponsor / funding:United Nations Development Account
Development Statistics and Information Branch
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Related Sites:

United Nations Development Account

Economic Commission for Africa

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Covid-19 Advisory
In view of the evolving situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been decided that meetings scheduled until the end of April 2020 and listed below will be postponed. New dates will be communicated in due course.
  • Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twenty-third session (23-27 March 2020)
  • Working Party on the Strategic Framework and the Programme Budget, eightieth session (30-31 March 2020)
  • Multi Year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development, Twelfth session (1-2 April 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation, Eighth session, (20-22 April 2020)
  • Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy, Fourth session, (29 April-1 May 2020)
Meetings of the Trade and Development Board and the Preparatory Committee for UNCTAD 15 will take place as scheduled, subject to re-evaluation as conditions warrant.
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