Countering Terrorist Financing
Preventing terrorists from accessing financial resources is crucial to successfully countering terrorism. In Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001), under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, Member States decided that they shall, among other things, prevent and suppress the financing of terrorist acts, criminalize the willful provision or collection of such funds and freeze, without delay, terrorist funds.
TPB delivers assistance in the implementation of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism adopted by the General Assembly in 1999, and Security Council resolutions on the prevention and criminalization of the financing of terrorism, special investigation techniques, freezing and confiscating terrorist assets, reporting suspicious transactions related to terrorism, as well as on the use of intelligence information as evidence in judicial proceedings to fight terrorism. Development and delivery of joint services to Member States together with the UNODC Global Programme against Money Laundering ensure an integrated approach and the pooling of financial resources and expert knowledge.