Billions of people around the world are being trapped in poverty by systemic tax abuses, corruption and money laundering, according to a UN commission report calling for a global crackdown. The Guardian reports that the panel of world leaders, central bank governors and business and civil society representatives said criminals were laundering assets worth as much as 2.7% of global GDP each year and that up to 10% of the world’s wealth could be hidden offshore. The report calls for an international minimum corporate tax rate, more progress towards taxing digital companies, and measures to improve the transparency of company ownership and public spending.