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The Financial Information Unit participated in a workshop on "The Effective Implementation of United Nation Security Council Resolutions and the relevant United Nations Conventions and International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation” organized by the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF) in collaboration with Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Unit of Jordan and the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), and with the participation of experts from the 1267 monitoring team and the United Nations Office on drugs and crime (UNODC) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), during the period from 2 to 3 October 2013, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
During the workshop, representatives of Member States of the MENA region and officials of several international and regional organizations examined the existing international legal framework on the fight against money-laundering, the financing of terrorism and proliferation. Participants discussed recent developments in this area and exchanged expertise on the challenges encountered by States in the application of international requirements and the relevant international standards . They also shared best practices developed to overcome those challenges while fully respecting human rights and the rule of law.
The conference also included discussions on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006) and 1874 (2009), which require Member States to apply enhanced vigilance in respect of transactions that could contribute to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.