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Jaime Shoemaker

on 3 March 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Global Programme Against Money Laundering Program Objectives To assist in the achievement of the objective set up by the General Assembly at its twentieth special session for all States to adopt legislation that gives effect to the universal legal instruments against money-laundering and countering the financing of terrorism

To equip States with the necessary knowledge, means and expertise to implement national legislation and the provisions contained in the measures for countering money-laundering adopted by the General Assembly at its twentieth special session

To assist beneficiary States in all regions to increase the specialized expertise and skills of criminal justice officials in the investigation and prosecution of complex financial crimes, particularly with regard to the financing of terrorism

To enhance international and regional cooperation in combating the financing of terrorism through information exchange and mutual legal assistance
To strengthen the legal, financial and operational capacities of beneficiary States to deal effectively with money-laundering and the financing of terrorism Why is this important?

Greed is a major motivator for most criminal activity
ML and FT is an international problem
Destablize economies
Corrupt governments

International Conventions The 1988 United Nations Convention against the Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

The first international legal instrument to embody the money-laundering aspect of this new strategy and is also the first international convention which criminalises money-laundering. UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime-September 2003 UN Convention against Corruption-December 2005 International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism
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