A five-day training course aimed at strengthening the capacity of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Security Service and Prosecutor’s Office officials to disrupt the financing of terrorist networks and to apply sanctions pursuant to relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions concluded on 15 June 2018.
The event was organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Astana in partnership with the Academy of Law Enforcement Agencies under the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Transnational Threats Department of the OSCE Secretariat, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The training course, led by OSCE and UNODC experts, focused on examining terrorist financial networks, disrupting financial flows, and conducting vulnerability and impact analyses. How to formulate and submit proposals for UN sanctions was also covered. Based on localized scenarios, the trainers identified specific instruments used during investigations to counter terrorist financial networks and to enhance inter-agency co-operation. The trainers focused in particular on compliance with UN Security Council Resolutions 1267, 1988, 1989, 2253, 2255 and 2368.
The event builds on the Programme Office’s multi-year efforts to promote good governance and is part of its multi-year efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.