UNRCCA AND UNOCT-UNCCT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EAG CONDUCT ONLINE TRAINING ON COUNTERING THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM
On 14-15 January, the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center within the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT-UNCCT) and the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) organized a training course for approximately thirty Tajik officials and civil society representatives on preventing the use of nonprofit organizations for terrorist purposes. The event took place in a hybrid format with online and in-person participation.
The training course focused on a contextual overview of the status of the nonprofit organization sector and its vulnerability to terrorist financing, analysis of international standards, risk based regulations, mitigation and outreach practices. The presentations also covered strategic partnership issues between nonprofit organizations, the private sector and state institutions. Besides, the event provided a platform to share best practices between presenters and participants.
Training was organized under the third phase of the joint UNRCCA and UNOCT-UNCCT project “Towards a Comprehensive Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action for the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia”, the Global Countering the Financing of Terrorism Programme and in the context of the Dushanbe Process on Countering the Financing of Terrorism in Central Asia launched by the UN, the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2019. The curricula of the training course was developed based on the deficiencies identified in the 2018 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) mutual evaluation report.