OSCE and UNODC train 20 Kyrgyz officials in countering terrorist financing:

    A seven-day training course aimed at strengthening the capacity of government officials from  Kyrgyzstan to counter terrorist financing was organized by the OSCE's Transnational Threats Department and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)'s Global Programme against Money Laundering in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan from 22 to 28 July 2017.

    The training course was led by international experts from the OSCE and UNODC together with six local government officials who were trained in a three-day train-the-trainers course organized by the two organizations last month in Vienna.

    The training course, based on localized scenarios, included sessions on the terrorist finance funding cycle, foreign terrorist fighters, public-private sector co-operation, information collection and strategic analysis. The course is part of a comprehensive capacity-building programme focused on analysis, investigation, and inter-agency-co-operation aimed at supporting national efforts to counter terrorist financing. 

    This activity was conducted by the OSCE and UNODC to assist Kyrgyzstan in countering terrorist financing in line with international standards, in particular UN Security Council Resolutions and OSCE commitments.

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