Dialogue on Illicit Trade and the SDGs
UNCTAD / TRACIT co-hosted event
Geneva, 18 July 2019
TRACIT in collaboration with UNCTAD organized a forum to discuss the role of illicit trade in inhibiting positive development outcomes and in particular, the implications for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The event saw the launch of TRACIT's report, Mapping the Impact of Illicit Trade on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which investigates illicit trade in 12 key sectors that participate significantly in international trade and maps these against the 17 UN SDGs. Findings from the report show that illicit trading activities significantly compromise achievement of the SDGs by crowding out legitimate economic activity, depriving governments of revenues for investment in vital public services, dislocating hundreds of thousands of legitimate jobs and causing irreversible damage to ecosystems and human lives.
The forum concluded with a dialogue involving a wide range of stakeholders, including member States and representatives from IGOs, NGOs and the private sector.
TRACIT Press release I Program I Op-Ed I UNCTAD Meeting Summary
Presentation of the Report I Presentation by Mr. Jeffrey Hardy, TRACIT
SDGs and Illicit Alcohol I Presentation by Ms. Monica Ramirez, Anheuser-Busch InBev