United Nations Global Programme Against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML)

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1997, by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), within the framework of United Nations (UN), in response to mandate established by United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Mandate strengthened by 'Political Declaration and Action Plan Against Money Laundering' adopted by special session of UN General Assembly, June 1998, which requires signatories to the Convention to put in place a number of specific measures, particularly with reference to activities of financial institutions, and by United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). Functions within the Implementation Support Section of the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch. Original title: United Nations Global Programme Against Money Laundering. Also referred to as Global Programme Against Money Laundering.


Strengthen the ability capacity of Member States to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) by improving legal, institutional and regulatory frameworks; assist Member States in depriving criminals of the proceeds of their activity.

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Assists legal, financial and law enforcement authorities to develop the infrastructure and expertise to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in accordance with UN instruments and international standards; assists governments in developing and introducing legislation in the field, developing AML/CFT policy and sharing best practices; helps lay the groundwork for creation of financial intelligence units; provides a basis for UN action in money laundering and terrorism financing matters. Group: Research and Analysis - including web administration of International Money Laundering Information Network (IMoLIN) / AMLID.


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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Finance
    • Money
  • Societal Problems
    • Crime
  • Defence
    • Espionage, Subversion
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

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22. Oct 2019
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