UNODC jointly with OSCE launched a multi-year training programme in Pristina

13 December 2022, Pristina, Kosovo[1]: UNODC’s Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (UNODC/GPML) jointly with OSCE launched a multi-year training programme on countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) on 13 December 2022, in Pristina. This programme will be implemented over 2023-2024 and is to start in early 2023 with training courses to be delivered every 3-4 months.

The programme includes five progressively advanced courses adapted according to the local needs and reflect current threats and local operating procedures. The participants are trained using localized scenarios covering strategic risks to security including terrorism and associated threats from transnational organized crime and corruption. The trainings will be delivered with a train-the-trainer element led by international trainers. The local trainers who will be trained during this project will gradually take over the training and maintenance of CFT capabilities using a CFT curriculum developed with UNODC and OSCE assistance and will be able to deliver specialized training courses to their peers in their respective organizations. By the end of the programme, the local CFT framework will be further improved and participating agencies will have created additional training capability.

This project is part of the Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe and will be supported by the UNODC Programme Office in Skopje and UNODC GPML at Headquarters level. It is generously funded by the Government of the United States.

[1] All references to Kosovo should be understood in the context of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999)