OSCE and UNODC train the trainers in Countering Terrorist Financing:

    Strengthening the capacity of government officials from Kyrgyzstan to counter terrorist financing was the aim of a three-day train-the-trainers course organized by the OSCE's Transnational Threats Department and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's Global Programme against Money Laundering. The event took place from 16 to 18 September 2017 in Vienna. It followed similar courses organized for Kyrgyz officials in June and July 2017.

    Together with OSCE and UNODC international experts, the five trainers who participated in the course will go on to train local government officials upon their return to Kyrgyzstan.

    The course, which took place on the premises of the OSCE Secretariat, was led by international experts and included sessions on inter-agency co-operation, investigation, case management, financial disruption and prevention of abuse of non-profit organizations for terrorist financing. The training process focused on localized scenarios based on real-life cases.

    This activity was conducted by the OSCE and UNODC to assist Kyrgyzstan in countering terrorism financing in line with relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and OSCE commitments.

    Part of a comprehensive capacity-building programme to support national efforts in Central Asia, the course helped the participants to understand how improving inter-agency co-operation can help to identify and disrupt terrorist financial networks.  It also highlighted specific instruments and techniques that could significantly improve the ability to counter terrorist financing.