OSCE and UNODC train Kyrgyz officials to disrupt terrorist financing and to use sanctions pursuant to relevant UNSC Resolutions 

    BISHKEK, 15 December 2017 - A six-day training course aimed at strengthening the capacity of government officials from the Kyrgyz Republic to disrupt the financing of terrorist networks, including practical sessions on how to use sanctions pursuant to UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR)  1267,1988,1989,2253,2255, 2368  was held from 10 to 15 December 2017 in Bishkek.

    The training course was organized by the OSCE's Transnational Threats Department and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)'s Global Programme against Money Laundering, with the support of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek and with the participation  of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team established pursuant to UNSCR Resolutions 1526 (2004) and 2253 (2015) concerning  ISIL (Da'esh), Al-Qaida and the Taliban and associated individuals and entities. Attended by 16 government officials, the course was led by OSCE and UN experts, supported by four national experts. 

    This course was part of a series of progressively advanced training courses on countering the financing of terrorism for Kyrgyz officials from the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Ministry of Interior, the intelligence services and the Prosecutor's Office. From June to October, the OSCE and UNODC organized two training sessions and two train-the-trainer courses for Kyrgyz officials focused on analysis and investigation. A three-day train-the-trainer course in November provided national experts with the chance to familiarize themselves with more complex analytical and operational planning methods, including preparing UN sanctions listing cases. The training process focuses on localized scenarios based on real-life cases.

    The training programme helped the participants to understand how inter-agency co-operation can contribute to disrupting terrorist financial networks and to strengthen their skills in the use of instruments and techniques for countering terrorist financing. They also learned how to write and submit UN sanctions listing proposals. 

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