Stamp Out Poverty Campaign : Special Update - March 2006

First development tax agreed at Paris Ministerial Conference

President Jacques Chirac opened a conference on innovative finance for development, attended by more than 400 people from 93 countries, including 70 Ministers, on 28 February in Paris. Delegates, including more than 40 NGOs (yours truly from Stamp Out Poverty amongst them) were first treated to a reception at the Elysée palace. Twelve countries signed up to the Air Ticket Levy – the first international development tax.

To read the full story of the conference and its outcomes, click here.

European Parliament passes motion on innovative finance by overwhelming majority

We are pleased to inform you that – not least because of a meeting Stamp Out Poverty held with MEPs at the end of 2005 – a momentum built up that culminated in the passing of a motion in the European Parliament on innovative development finance.

To read more and to access the full text of the resolution, click here.

Stamp Out Poverty moves office – new details

Stamp Out Poverty have moved from the offices of War on Want – our home since the very start of the campaign. A heartfelt thank you to everyone we have worked with here since 2002, when the network was born out of War on Want’s pioneering action for a tax on currency trading to finance development.

For brief story and farewell picture, click here.

Please note our new contact details:

Stamp Out Poverty

All Hallows on the Wall

83 London Wall

London, EC2M 5ND

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7374 0305