The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have delivered a training course in Dushanbe on improving analytical tools and skills to effectively counter terrorist financing

A three-day training course for fifteen Tajik experts and practitioners aimed at strengthening the capacity of Tajikistan to counter terrorist financing concluded on February 27.

Organized by the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department and the OSCE Programme in Dushanbe, in cooperation with the UNODC’s Global Program against Money Laundering, the training course was led by international experts from the OSCE and UNODC.

The training participants work in the headquarters of the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Financial Monitoring Department of the National Bank of Tajikistan, the Ministry of the Interior, and the State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan.

According to the OSCE Programme Office, the participants learned how improving inter-agency co-operation can help to disrupt terrorist financing.  Based on country- and region-specific scenarios, the course included sessions on tackling financial intelligence and strategic analysis.  The participants were familiarized with specific instruments and techniques that will help to significantly improve their effectiveness in countering terrorist financing.

The course aims to assist Tajikistan in countering terrorist financing in line with international standards, in particular UN Security Council Resolutions, the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF)’s standards and OSCE commitments.

The training course is part of a comprehensive multi-annual OSCE-UNODC capacity-building program to support national efforts to counter terrorist financing in Central Asia.