Islamic Republic of Iran


UNODC Iran Facilitated participation of Iran in the Regional Workshop on
Financial Disruption of Illicit Financial Flows Associated with
Transnational Organized Crime

Tehran, 11 April 2018 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran has facilitated participation of Iranian delegation to the Regional Workshop on "Financial Disruption of Illicit Financial Flows Associated with Transnational Organized Crime" held in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 3 - 5 April 2018.

The workshop was attended by the representatives from the International Legal Affairs office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Financial Intelligence Unit of Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran among other regional participants from various related organizations of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

The workshop was concluded by stressing the importance of assets recovery as an essential tool to fight illicit financial flows; public-private partnership, in particular with the banking sector, as the key to disrupt illicit financial flows and improve the intelligence gathering abilities of organizations; financial investigation as a crucial tool to contrast instrumental AML/CFT related crimes among other results.

The workshop also brought to light the importance of interagency cooperation at regional and international level and communication among agencies at both national and regional level as the primary step to strengthen cooperation in the area of financial investigation.

This Regional Workshop was jointly organized by the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries (Regional Programme or RP), Sub-Programme 2 (SP2), on "International/Regional Cooperation in Legal Matters", and the EU Action against Drugs and Organized Crime (EU-ACT), and also with the support of the Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML), the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and their Precursors (CARICC), the Eurasian Group (EAG) and AML experts from the Polish and Lithuanian FIU and ABN AMRO Bank.


For additional information please contact Morvarid Javidi (Ms.),
Programme Assistant, UNODC Iran
Tel.: +9821 88 87 83 77, email: