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Workshop on Preventing and Combating Corruption and Money Laundering in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, September 14, 2021. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN), through the Global Anti-Corruption Project, delivered the workshop "Preventing and Combating Corruption and Money Laundering" during August 31 and September 1.

This training was given by Helmut Flores Calamari, Regional Anti-Corruption Coordinator, with the support of Debra Rodriguez as project assistant. 

The workshop covered aspects related to the contextualization of the crime of corruption, its classification, factors that motivate corrupt behavior, as well as the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as an important tool for the prevention of corruption in the States Parties.

On the other hand, international standards for combating money laundering were shared; typologies, trends and regional patterns and in addition, aspects related to the instruments for analysis, identification, detection and investigation of these scourges that threaten the progress of our countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals were addressed.

One hundred and forty (140) participants, including public servants and private sector workers, were trained during the workshop. From the public sector, analysts from the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), supervisors from the National Banking and Insurance Commission (CNBS), prosecutors, auxiliary arms and investigators from the Public Prosecutor's Office attended, and from the private sector, regulated entities from the financial and non-financial sectors, including compliance officers from the banking and insurance sectors, respectively.