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Strengthening the Frontlines Against Financial Crime: UNODC Orients Tanzania’s Newly Appointed National Multi-Disciplinary Committee (NAMLC) 

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With the gracious support of the Canadian government, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) conducted an orientation program for the recently appointed members of the Tanzanian National Multi-Disciplinary Committee on Anti-Money Laundering (NAMLC). The program aimed to first orient the newly appointed members on their role in Tanzania’s AML/CFT regime. Secondly, to discuss and reach a consensus on additional activities that UNODC could facilitate to enhance the Committee's capabilities to combat financial crime. NAMLC, with a comprehensive mandate, serves as an advisory body to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar on matters related to Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism/Countering Proliferation Financing (AML/CFT/CPF). The Committee's scope of expertise includes policy matters and stakeholder coordination for both public and private sectors. 

The programme was designed to provide a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts and challenges related to such pernicious activities and to explore the potential measures that could be deployed to reduce their proliferation. The discussions were particularly engaging and interactive, as the committee members had the opportunity to share their perspectives and insights and learn from other professionals' experiences in the field. 

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As part of its mandate, UNODC helps to build states' capacity to identify and disrupt illicit financial flows, which is essential for promoting financial integrity and combating organized crime and terrorism. UNODC's efforts are integral to the international community's fight against money laundering and other financial crimes. The organization's commitment to providing technical assistance and policy guidance to States is critical to an effective global response to these issues.

For more information, please contact: 

Ms. Atuweni-Tupochile Agbermodji (

Adviser, Global Programme Against Money Laundering

UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa