UNRCCA CO-ORGANIZES CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATION 8
On 23-25 May, UNRCCA in partnership with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (AEG) organised a capacity building workshop on implementation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendation 8 for Tajik authorities and civil society representatives in Dushanbe.
The national workshop provided an opportunity to share best regional and international practice regarding the implementation of the FATF Recommendation 8, which refers to the requirement for countries to review the adequacy of laws and regulations that relate to non-profit organisations that can be abused for the financing of terrorism.
During discussions, it was underlined that non-profit organisations are important partners for state institutions to support the work of authorities in economic, social, cultural and many other areas. At the same time, the sector of non-profit organisations is attractive for different extremist and terrorist organisations to exploit the access of these organisations to funds, trust within communities and well-established networks. In this context, the outcomes and recommendations of the Tajikistan Mutual Evaluation Report produced by the AEG and other relevant findings were presented to the audience by experts.