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PARTICIPATION OF THE NAFI IN THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE FATF RISKS, TRENDS AND TYPOLOGIES GROUP

Two NAFI officials from Cameroon took part in the FATF Group of Experts on "Risks, Trends and Typologies", held in Moscow, Russia from 24 to 27 April 2017.
This meeting of the FATF expert group, organised in experience-sharing workshops, were specifically devoted to countering the financing of terrorism (AFT).
Quatre principaux thèmes ont meublé les échanges des Experts, à savoir :
Four main themes animated the discussions of the Experts, namely:
- The financing of terrorism through the proceeds of human trafficking;
- Financing the recruitment of terrorists;
- Domestic cooperation in combating the financing of terrorism;
- Techniques for conducting national risk assessments on terrorism financing.
At the end of these proceedings, the Experts proposed to the FATF to make the following recommendations to the National Authorities:
- Strengthen the capacities of national entities responsible for detecting illegal financial flows, financial institutions and certain non-financial professions in order to be able to trace and allow the freezing of assets resulting from the trafficking of human beings in all their forms;
- To disseminate United Nations Resolutions 2195, 2199, 2242, 2253 and 2331 to the investigating and prosecuting authorities, as well as the Additional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, to prevent, sanction and punish Trafficking in persons, especially women and children;
- Establish an effective means of controlling new means of communication, in this case social networks. Indeed, the interventions of the Experts have demonstrated that these means of communication are now the instrument par excellence of indoctrination, propaganda and recruitment of new terrorists;
- Strengthen border controls to identify and monitor people from areas recognized as terrorist pockets. It is common ground that more than half of these people, according to the various presentations, become agents of propaganda and recruiters upon their return to their countries of origin;
- Undertake actions to raise financial institutions' awareness (to establish guidelines for this purpose) on the regulatory obligation to identify the principal and beneficiaries of financial transactions. Thus, particular attention should be paid to transnational operations, especially those with jurisdictions within which the LFT standards are less restrictive;
- Establish a multidisciplinary framework at the national level to prepare and conduct the national risk assessment of terrorism financing.

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