Islamic Republic of Iran


Technical training on modern forms and methods of combating money laundering, electronic payments and cryptocurrencies


Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, 30 October 2023 – In line with the objectives of the UNODC Country Partnership Programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran 2023-2026 and its Sub-Programme 2 on Crime, Corruption and Criminal Justice, the technical team of experts attended the Training on Modern Forms and Methods of Combating Money Laundering, Electronic Payments and Cryptocurrencies. During the ten days of training, from 20 to 30 October, the team of Iranian senior experts from the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had analytical dialogues with the government officials from the Ministry of Interior of Russian Federation and the trainers from the Police Academy of the Nizhniy Novgorod.

Aiming at improving the technical capacities in fight against money laundering and countering financing of terrorism, they had technical exchanges on matters relating to, (i) regulatory legal acts used in the development of an additional professional development program; (ii) main regulations on matters relating to digital financial assets in international payments; (iii) main methods for implementing threats to the information security of a banking institution; (iv) the specifics of conducting verification activities and initial investigative actions when obtaining information about economic crimes committed using cryptocurrencies and electronic means of payment; (v) main international legal acts in the field of mutual assistance in criminal matters and the fight against certain types of crimes; to name but a few.

The parties found fruitful the working sessions of abovementioned training at the operational level and they agreed to continue their technical cooperation within the framework of the UNODC Country Partnership Programme. Endorsed and launched on 15th March 2023 by the Secretary General of Drug Control Headquarter [on behalf of the Government of Iran] and the Executive Director of UNODC, the Sub-Programme 2 of the document strategizes the technical cooperation with the government counterparts on matters relating to combating transnational organized crime including money laundering and financing of terrorism. It promotes regional and international cooperation in criminal matters, as well.

For further information, please contact
Mehraj Singh (Mr.), Programme Associate,
UNODC Country Office in Iran: Tel.: (+98-21) 8887 8377-81, Fax: (+98-21) 88796700,