UNODC unites efforts of national partners in Kazakhstan in countering laundering proceeds of illegal drug trafficking

Strengthening legal systems, policies and national strategies in anti-money laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking is a priority area of UNODC's technical assistance for governments.

Combatting organized forms of drug-related crime today requires a systematic approach, including measures to weaken its financial resources. The identification and confiscation of criminal assets is seen in many countries around the world as an effective means of countering and deterring transnational crime.

This year, UNODC held a number of working meetings with the leadership of relevant state bodies of Kazakhstan to discuss issues of strengthening their capacity in anti-money laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking and countering the financing of terrorism.

As part of the initiatives, the project is continuing to implement the Professional Development System and training specialists in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). UNODC is providing technical assistance for Kazakhstan's upcoming mutual assessment by the Eurasian group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG) for compliance with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards. National and international programmes on AML/CFT are carried out.

UNODC AML/CFT Adviser in Central Asia Mr. Aliaksandr Vadziany's meeting with First Deputy Chairman of the Agency on Financial Monitoring of RK Mr. Yermek Ospanov (the Agency) and heads of line departments in Nur-Sultan on 15 July became the logical continuation of this work. The partners exchanged views on the Agency's areas of work. The UNODC Adviser presented recommendations on strengthening the potential of the AML/CFT national system.

Computer equipment for administering the IT system on professional development of specialists in AML/CFT was presented to the Law-Enforcement Academy under the Prosecutor-General's Office of RK on 16 July. At the meeting with the Academy's leadership, the UNODC Adviser discussed the further plan on implementing AML/CFT training programmes in Kazakhstan and UNODC's opportunities of providing technical assistance in this area.

During the bilateral meetings with the national partners, the sides agreed on the further areas of cooperation on the Professional Development System for training AML/CFT specialists. Agreements were reached on expanding interaction with the Agency and the Academy in the implementation of this project and further steps were defined for forming a pool of national AML/CFT specialists.


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