Strengthening the capacity of Kazakhstan to counter terrorist financing was the aim of a two-day train-the-trainers course held at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna on 22 and 23 July 2019. The event was organized by the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department, the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's Global Programme against Money Laundering.
The course focused on the financial disruption of terrorist networks and on listing terrorists and terrorist organizations for sanctions pursuant to relevant UN sanctions regimes. The training process focused on localized scenarios based on real-life cases. Together with OSCE and UNODC international experts, the six national trainers who participated in the course will continue delivering training courses for Kazakhstan participants upon their return to their country.
The course helped the participants to understand how improving inter-agency co-operation can help to identify and disrupt terrorist financial networks. It highlighted specific instruments and techniques that could significantly improve their ability to counter terrorist financing. The activity is part of a comprehensive capacity-building programme to assist in the implementation of the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and OSCE commitments and support national efforts in Central Asia.