UNODC train Kazakhstan's competent agencies and private sector to disrupt terrorist networks

On 1–3 March 2022, UNODC’s Global Programme against Money Laundering (GPML) jointly with the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia conducted a training course for Kazakhstan's competent agencies on disrupting terrorist networks.


The course was aimed at enhancing the capacity of Kazakhstan to combat the financing of terrorism and strengthen compliance with international standards in this area, in particular, UN Security Council Resolutions, the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) recommendations and UN norms and commitments to promote human rights-based approaches in countering the financing of terrorism.

Combating terrorism financing, disrupting terrorist networks and recovering proceeds of crime requires specialists of financial intelligence units (FIU) and compliance services of the private sector to possess relevant competencies and skills. Central Asian countries, in particular, Kazakhstan, confirmed their commitment to strengthen the capacity of FIUs and relevant authorities to countering the financing of terrorism.

Terrorists regularly adapt to raising and moving funds illicitly, therefore the identifying, assessing and understanding of terrorist-financing risks is essential in dismantling and disrupting terrorist networks. In this regard, not only terrorists are improving their criminal activities, but also the private and public sectors are working to respond to those challenges.

The training course was facilitated and conducted by UNODC provided expert support by Aliaksandr Vadziany, the UNODC Advisor on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) in the Central Asia Region, Ashton Broadhurst, an UNODC Associated Programme Officer from the UNODC Headuarters in Vienna, and international AML/CFT experts Graeme Millar and Edin Jahic.


The training course contributed to the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1373. The course was organized for 21 participants, including 12 males and 9 females, from the Academy of Law Enforcement Agencies under the Kazakhstan Prosecutor General’s Office, the Agency for Financial Monitoring, the Agency for Regulation and Development of Financial Market and compliance services of the private sector.

The course was conducted under UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia’s Programme on Countering the Financing of Terrorism with the expert support of the UNODC GPML and is funded by the Bureau of Counterterrorism of the US Department of State.

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