Raising Public Awareness on Countering the Financing of Terrorism in the Tri-Border Area

The Tri Border Area (TBA) in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay is considered a hub for criminal activities. The lack of an effective communication strategy to raise public awareness about the Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) in the TBA affects the ability of governments to prevent these crimes.

The Program to Raise Public Awareness on Countering the Financing of Terrorism in South America will improve the capacity of criminal justice sectors and financial institutions to promote public awareness about the risks and realities of AML/ CFT in the TBA and show how everyday activities may unwittingly contribute to related criminal acts.

By working closely with the communication departments of the criminal justice sectors, financial institutions, and Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs), the program will gather information from the different beneficiaries to provide timely and customized advice. Additionally, the program will develop awareness campaigns on AML/CFT and assist beneficiaries in implementing them, aiming to raise public awareness to help reduce unwitting involvement in these criminal acts.