UNODC supports the initiatives of the Academy of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism

On September 22, 2021, the Academy of the General Prosecutor's Office organized a round table on the topic “Counteracting money laundering and financing of terrorism and proliferation financing: problems and solutions”. The event was attended by Mr. Aliaksandr Vadziany, the UNODC Regional Advisor on AML/CFT along with other invited international experts.

The Republic of Uzbekistan puts a lot of emphasis on strengthening the capacity of law enforcement agencies in conducting the parallel financial investigations of predicate offenses related to ML or FT, which is supported by UNODC. The Strategy for the Development of the National System of the Republic of Uzbekistan on countering ML/FT/PF, approved by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. 6252 dated June 28, 2021, envisages measures to improve the efficiency of the competent authorities in detecting and investigating crimes related to ML and FT. In this regard, the initiative of the Academy of the General Prosecutor's Office is an important stage in the practical implementation of this Strategy.

Mr. Aliaksandr Vadziany emphasized that UNODC cooperates closely with the Republic of Uzbekistan and provides technical assistance on an ongoing basis in strengthening the capacity of national AML/CFT partners. Key objectives for UNODC in this direction are improvement of knowledge in conducting parallel financial investigations, strengthening inter-agency cooperation, and, as a result, increasing the effectiveness of activities of law enforcement agencies and financial intelligence units in AML/CFT.

During the roundtable, experts shared experience and best practices in conducting financial investigations on criminal cases related to money laundering or terrorist financing. The practitioners of the General Prosecutor's Office, Ministry on Internal Affairs, State Security Service, Department for Combating Economic Crimes, and State Customs Committee, who participated in the roundtable could exchange views on actual issues and discuss the possible solutions to them.

The roundtable participants considered the issues of amending the current legislation. The event became another step towards enhancing the capacity of operational and investigative bodies to identify, track and suppress illegal financial flows.

This project is implemented within the framework of the UNODC Central Asia Programme with the participation of the UNODC Global Programme Against Money Laundering and with the financial support of the Bureau of the US Department of State on International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.

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