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OSCE and UN Office on Drugs and Crime train Albanian officials to disrupt terrorist financing

Category
Event
Venue
Vienna, Austria
Date(s)
-
Subject
Countering financing of terrorism

Summary

A two-day train-the-trainer course aimed at strengthening the capacity of Albania to disrupt the financing of terrorist networks was held on 18 and 19 December 2018 in Vienna.

The course was organized by the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Programme against Money Laundering (UNODC/GPML), in co-operation with the OSCE Presence in Albania. Attended by seven senior Albanian experts and practitioners, the course was led by OSCE and UN experts.

This course was the first of a series of progressively advanced training courses on countering the financing of terrorism for officials of the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering, the Counterterrorism Directorate of the State Police, the Counter Intelligence Analytical Directorate and the Training Centre of the State Intelligence Service (SHISH) as well as from the Prosecutor’s Office for Serious Crimes.

The participants were acquainted with complex analytical and operational planning methods through a training process focused on localized scenarios based on real-life cases. They learnt how inter-agency co-operation can contribute to disrupting terrorist financial networks and how to strengthen their skills in the use of instruments and techniques for countering terrorist financing.  

The seven participants in the course will deliver training courses for local government officials upon their return to Albania, together with OSCE and UNODC/GPML international experts.

The OSCE-UNODC train-the-trainer course will be followed by more train-the-trainer and training seminars for Albanian officials in 2019.

Information

Added on
10 Jan 2019
Origin
OSCE Presence in Albania
Origin description

Mak Albania Hotel, 1st Floor
Sheshi "Italia"
Tirana
Albania
Office: +355 4 223 59 93
Fax: +355 4 223 59 94
pm-al@osce.org

Type
Training
Organizer
OSCE Secretariat / Transnational Threats Department / Action against Terrorism Unit, United Nations / UNODC, OSCE Presence in Albania
Participants
Government officials
Keywords
money laundering
Rights
OSCE