This section offers a selection on recent activities undertaken as part of the UNODC Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism. The following examples were delivered by Global Programme Against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism staff:
This example shows the possible positive outcomes of our direct engagement with local authorities. One of our GPML adviser in the field has facilitated a cash courier training (both in person and web-based) to Cambodian Customs. The training covered a broad range of topics, including the overview of money laundering, case management and the role of the Financial Intelligence Unit.
Following the training, Cambodia Customs successfully conducted 5 cash seizures at their international airports totalling $7.2m in USD; this success could be attributed to the received GPML training. Additionally, the adviser was able to guide the subsequent investigations into the cases resulting in successful prosecutions for money laundering. He supported responsible authorities specifically with drafting, writing inputs or verbal direction.
GPML regularly facilitates trainings in different regions around the world Due to the COVID – 19 pandemic most trainings could not be held in person. Nevertheless, GPML staff continued promoting training and shifted successfully to web-based trainings.
In September 2020 a webinar on countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in Thailand and the Mekong region has been facilitated by GPML staff. Participants from FIUs, law enforcement and Ministries of Foreign Affairs received training in ‘Countering the Financing of the Proliferation of WMD.’
The webinar received great feedback from participants, rating it as a highly effective training where knowledge and skills could be developed. Also, our training evaluation has shown that participants have shown significant knowledge improvement from before and after the given training.
GPML held a virtual side-event on Combating Illicit Financial Flows in the Sub-Saharan African Region dedicated to the 10th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Conventions against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols.The event touched upon the importance of the reduction of illicit financial and how the UNODCs collective action can combat illicit financial flows more effectively.
To see the full video of the event click on this link.