UNODC has successfully trained national trainers on countering terrorism financing for law enforcement agencies of Uzbekistan. 

UNODC, jointly with OSCE, implements a multi-year Programme on countering terrorism financing. The Programme is based on implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1267, 1373, 2462 as well as other relevant resolutions and FATF standards. The main goal of the Programme is enhanced inter-agency cooperation in line with the advanced international practices and strengthening national capacity of the country in the field of countering the financing of terrorism.

In this regard, on 7-8 September, in course of the third stage of the Programme, the Train-the-Trainer course was conducted for the law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Train-the-Trainer Course on Countering Terrorist Financing – Investigation is exercise-based, customized to the training needs of the requesting country. The training program at this stage includes the training of seven national trainers nominated by the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Considering the current situation related to the global spread of the COVID-19, as well as to comply with the requirements of social distancing, the course was delivered online. UNODC Regional Advisor on Anti-Money Laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) Mr. Aliaksandr Vadziany informed that the training of national trainers is aimed at the involvement of the most qualified specialists on countering terrorism financing who represent the law enforcement agencies.

UNODC GPML Advisor Mr. Oliver Gadney, in his opening speech, brought a successful international example of inter-agency cooperation and emphasized that creation of the single team of representatives from various agencies will help to increase the effectiveness of countering financing of terrorism.

Among those who participated in the first Train-the-trainer course, there are representatives from the Department on Combatting Economic Crimes under the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Academy of the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Security Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The programme is implemented under UNODC Programme for Central Asia with the expert support of the Global Programme against Money-Laundering and with the financial support of Russian Federation and Norway.


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