UNODC and OSCE deliver online training course to enhance Turkmenistan’s capacities to analyze existing and emerging risks and threats related to terrorist financing

An online training course aimed at strengthening Turkmenistan’s capacity to counter terrorist financing, for 24 experts and practitioners from the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan, its Financial Monitoring Service, the Ministries of Internal Affairs and National Security, and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Turkmenistan was organized from 17 to 19 June 2020.

The course follows the foundation course organized by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the OSCE from 1 to 3 June 2020.
The training programme on countering terrorist financing aims at increasing Turkmenistan’s capacity to detect and combat terrorist financing and strengthen compliance with international standards, in particular, Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1373 (2001), 1989 (2011) and 2462 (2019) of the UN Security Council, and their successive resolutions the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF)’s standards, and UN norms and OSCE commitments to promote human rights based approaches in countering terrorist financing.

The course emphasized the key role of inter-agency and international co-operation and focused on improving skills and techniques of analysis in the context of countering terrorist financing by involving all relevant stakeholders. Participants worked on real-life scenario-based exercises.

The OSCE and the UNODC offer technical assistance and share good practices in the framework of an innovative, multiannual training programme on countering terrorist financing to help relevant national authorities to be more effective in countering this threat.