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Countering the Financing of Terrorism in South America

Program Activities

Increase the understanding on Countering Financial Terrorism (CFT) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) through

  • Specialized needs assessments.
  • Supporting government institutions to draft and implement action plans based on the needs assessment's findings.
  • Training for financial institutions, exchange currency operators and attorneys on internal compliance mechanisms to identify and report terrorist financing activities.

Increase institutional capacity to combat CFT and AML through

  • Specialized training sessions for judges, prosecutors, and investigators on prosecuting and adjudicating terrorism financing cases.
  • Technical support to financial intelligent units and attorney general’s offices to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on CFT.
  • Workshops on CFT and AML for civil society and non-financial businesses on developing written policies and internal controls.
  • Specialized training sessions on the use of cryptocurrencies on terrorist financing and money laundering.
  • Technical support and training for financial intelligence units to conduct enhanced strategic intelligence analysis.

Strengthen targeted financial sanctions mechanisms through

  • Technical support to draft and implement action plans for key institutions involved in handling targeted financial sanctions.
  • Supporting relevant authorities to set training, testing, and certification plans for public officials responsible for implementing targeted financial sanctions.

Increase coordinating capacity among the Tri-Border Area (TBA) countries through

  • Technical expertise to implement needs assessment's recommendations and drafting action plans on coordinating and information sharing mechanisms.
  • Assist in the establishment of a regional CFT dialogue on cross-border information sharing and coordination.
  • Enhance the joint outreach and engagement of TBA countries with other South American jurisdictions and major global financial centers
  • Specialized joint trainings for TBA prosecutors on CFT and AML.
  • Specialized joint trainings for TBA police forces on identifying suspicious CFT and AML criminal activities.