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that mobilizes the power of people against poverty.

20th August ; IVG Awareness Workshop - "Tax Havens and Global Poverty"

■Topic - Tax Havens and Global Poverty

To most people place names like the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and the Maldives conjure up images of celebrities and sun-kissed beaches. Think of Macao, Switzerland, and Monaco and it's mysterious banks, casinos and James Bond. But did you know that these and other tax havens have helped enable the largest ever shift of global wealth from poor to rich?

We invite you to join our interactive workshop and learn more about the often overlooked issues surrounding tax havens and global poverty. We will learn how secrecy in the financial world helps multinational corporations avoid paying tax, as well as allowing corrupt individuals to steal billions from the world's poorest countries - and what together we can do about it.

Date: Saturday, 20th August
Time: 2 - 4 pm (doors open 1.45pm)
Participation fee: 1000 yen
Location: National Olympics Memorial Youth Centre (near Yoyogi Park) Central Building, Room 511
Map: http://nyc.niye.go.jp/e/02informations/cont05.html
Reservations: Reservations: Please fill in the online form here - http://bit.ly/mXw7kc
Instructors: Andy Hancock

Photo credit: flickr users sektordua and amagill.

The workshop will be followed by a casual get-together at a local coffee shop to give everyone the chance to get to know one another and discuss the workshop in a more relaxed atmosphere. Please note that a reservation is required for all workshops.