UNODC-supported online training focused on countering money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)

20 August, 2020 – Representatives of the Ministry of Interior, General Prosecutor’s Office, State Financial Intelligence Service, State Service for Combating Economic crimes took part at the online training devoted to countering money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The training was organized with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme Office in the Kyrgyz Republic.

During the training course, participants reviewed the role and responsibilities of the law enforcement agencies in the investigation of AML/CFT related cases and predicate offences. They also gained in-depth knowledge on introduced amendments to national legislation, international standards, on the concepts and features of legalization of illegal funds, and also considered the procedure for conducting pre-trial proceedings in criminal cases and exchanged views.

“Countering money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism is one of the urgent and most important tasks to ensure the stability of the state, increase the competitiveness of its economy. All these make it necessary to enhance the knowledge of law enforcement officers of the Kyrgyz Republic and to coordinate their actions”, said Mr. Andrey Seleznev, Head of the UNODC Programme Office in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The training course was conducted as part of the UNODC project on capacity development of the Kyrgyz state services aimed at effective identification and recovering the proceeds of crime. The project facilitates the reduction of illicit financial flows, improvements of the national legal framework, strengthens international and inter-agency cooperation, as well as enhancing the professional skills of law enforcement officers.

UNODC is the custodian of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and UN Convention against Corruption. UNODC also implements its Global Programme Against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and Financing of Terrorism (GPML).

The training is organized as part of the sub-programme 1 “Combating transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and preventing terrorism” of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia with financial support from Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the United States of America and in partnership with State Financial Intelligence Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.


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