Heads of state gather this morning in New York to discuss international finance and development issues, challenges and prospects at the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations. Discussion items on the agenda will include issues such as tax avoidance, illicit financial flows, national debt and cushioning for the aftershocks of COVID-19 and its increasingly negative fallout on developing countries, economies and people.

In the lead up to this lesser known event of the UN, we have worked with UK cartoonist Brick by setting the challenge to deep-dive and respond to our draft report on financial transfers and global economics, called Catch them If You Can: a briefing paper on how financial transfers from poor to rich is the rule, not the exception, work carried out as part of a European-wide initiative called Citizens for Financial Justice, which draws on the work of this Finance for Development Summit meeting at the UN.

Here are the eight cartoons from the series, based on the report, available for education and non-profit use by John Brick Clark/80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World. (if you’d like to reuse them, let us know!)

No 1. A world map of protecting your interest.

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No 2. No limits?

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No 3. “Ah, the financial regulator I presume.”

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No 4. Tax dodging kitten

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No 5. Spooky pension investments maze. What’s the alternative?

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No 6. You call that sharing?

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No 7. How its made? A resources internationally invested recovery machine

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No 8. “Okay, count to fifty and then catch us if you can.”

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80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World is member of the EU-wide initiative Citizens for Financial Justice and this series was produced with the support of the European Union and Irish Aid.

(It is the sole responsibility of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union).