Islamic Republic of Iran


UNODC Iran Supports Equipping the Laboratory of the Iranian Financial Intelligence Unit


Tehran, 06 February 2024- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Iran has successfully handed over sets of desktop computers to the Iranian Financial Intelligence Unit (IRFIU) to bolster its efforts in combating transnational organized crime, money laundering, and the financing of terrorism. The provision of these computers aligns with the UNODC Country Partnership Programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran for the period of 2023-2026, with the goal to enhance institutional knowledge and capacities in countering various forms of illicit activities related to money laundering, organized crime and financing terrorism. The procurement was made possible through the funding received from the Russian Federation.

The procurement of 15 desktop computers marks a significant milestone in strengthening IRFIU’s infrastructure. The computers have been specifically procured for the newly established Anti-Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism Computer-Based Training Laboratory, which serves as a crucial hub for conducting training sessions. These computers will facilitate both online and offline training programs on the aforementioned subjects, adhering to UN standards and international best practices.

The inauguration ceremony of the training laboratory, equipped with the newly procured computers, was attended by representatives from UNODC and IRFIU, Mr. Alexander Fedulov – UNODC Iran Country Representative and Mr. Hadi Khani – Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance and the Head of IRFIU, signifying the collaborative efforts to combat financial crimes. The ceremony highlighted the importance of such technological advancements in promoting effective training and capacity-building initiatives.

The provision of these computers underscores the commitment of UNODC Iran to support IRFIU in its mission to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. By equipping the training laboratory, UNODC Iran aims to enhance IRFIU’s capabilities in detecting and preventing illicit financial activities within the region and beyond.

UNODC Iran remains dedicated to facilitating international cooperation and supporting member states in their fight against transnational organized crime. The partnership between UNODC Iran and IRFIU exemplifies the shared commitment to upholding the rule of law, ensuring financial integrity, and safeguarding global security.