The International Money-Laundering Information Network (IMoLIN), a one-stop anti-money-laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) research resource, was established in 1998 by the United Nations on behalf of a partnership of international organizations involved in AML/CFT. The Law Enforcement, Organized Crime and Anti-Money-Laundering Unit (LEOCMLU) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) now administers and maintains IMoLIN on behalf of the Asia Pacific Group on Money-Laundering (APG), Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Commonwealth Secretariat, Council of Europe - MONEYVAL, Eurasian Group (EAG), Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money-Laundering Group (ESAAMLG), Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Financial Action Task Force on Money-Laundering in South America (GAFISUD), Inter-governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in West Africa (GIABA), INTERPOL and the Organization of American States (OAS/CICAD). In the first half of 2004, AMLU relaunched IMoLIN, after completing an extensive renovation of the site's 'look and feel' and its content, in collaboration with UNODC's IT Section.
This multi-faceted website serves the global anti-money-laundering community by providing information about national money-laundering and financing of terrorism laws and regulations and contacts for inter-country assistance. Inter alia, it identifies areas for improvement in domestic laws, countermeasures and international co-operation. Policy practitioners, lawyers and law enforcement officers all regularly use IMoLIN as a key reference point in their daily work. The information on IMoLIN is freely available to all internet users, with the exception of AMLID, which is a secure database.