UNRCCA CO-ORGANIZES A FOUNDATION COURSE ON FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS AND COUNTERING THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM
To support Turkmenistan in strengthening its legal framework, policies and national strategies on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, UNRCCA, in partnership with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), conducted a three-day foundation course for state officials in Ashgabat on 13-15 September 2022.
The curricula of the foundation course was developed based on the recommendations of the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) for compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards. The course alternated theoretical presentations on topics such as identification of suspicious transactions and the role of financial intelligence units in this regard. It also contained practical exercises covering financial investigations and the analysis of case studies.
The foundation course was organized within the framework of the joint UNRCCA and UNOCT project “Towards a comprehensive implementation of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia” and the UNODC Programme for Central Asia 2022 -2025 and its multi-year Programme on Countering the Financing of Terrorism aimed at the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1267, 1373 and 2462 as well as the FATF recommendations.
The course was attended by 16 representatives from the Financial Intelligence Unit, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Finance and Economy and General Prosecutor's Office of Turkmenistan.