27 Aug 2019


SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan

On 27 August 2019, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, UNRCCA together with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre within the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNCCT-UNOCT) concluded a training course on “Countering the Financing of Terrorism”. Training was attended by twenty-five senior officials responsible for the financial intelligence, counter-terrorism and anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) matters in their respective countries of origin. All the five Central Asian States as well as Mongolia were represented. Several experts from international and national financial institutions and intelligence services shared their knowledge and experience with the participants. 

Training covered such topics as countering the use of alternative remittance systems for terrorism financing purposes, using financial intelligence and analytical methods in resolution of complex terrorist cases and sharing of good practices and methods in conducting risk assessment within the framework of countering abuse of the non-profit sector for terrorism-financing purposes.

The training course was organized within the framework of the third phase of the project “Towards the Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action for the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia”, implemented jointly by UNRCCA and UNCCT-UNOCT. Its curricula was developed taking into consideration the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) assessment in Central Asia, outcomes of relevant previous activities conducted under the project and in line with the Declaration on prevention of terrorism and its financing, adopted at the high-level conference organised by the UN, the EU and the OSCE in Dushanbe in May 2019.