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Launch of AML Action Guide

AML Action Guide GOPAC members from around the world joined for the much anticipated launch of the English version of the GOPAC Anti-Money Laundering Action Guide during the Fourth Forum of Parliamentarians in Marrakech, Morocco October 26, 2011. The Guide, now available in hardcopy and soon to be available as an eBook, provides you with information and tools to become actively engaged in your legislatures in the fight against money laundering. You will gain knowledge on how to introduce anti-money laundering legislation and build a coalition with other parliamentarians to police and prosecute money laundering in your country.

The Forum was held in conjunction with the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. In addition to welcoming GOPAC members, the forum attracted the attention of many stakeholders.

Fighting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan In 2005, GOAPC welcomed the establishment of the Kyrgyzstan National Chapter. The following year, the GOPAC Anti-Money Laundering Global Task Force (formerly the Anti-Money Laundering Initiative) assisted parliamentarians from Kyrgyzstan in drafting and successfully introducing anti-money laundering legislation in their Parliament. GOPAC also assisted them as they sought funding for and successfully launched a Kyrgyz Financial Intelligence Unit.

Four years later in Doha, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan’s Financial Intelligence Unit was admitted into the EGMONT Group. This group provides a forum for financial Intelligence Units around the world to improve cooperation in the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism. They are a world leader in the area of anti-money laundering and apply a rigorous level of due diligence before admitting new members.

It is through collaborations like these, where parliamentarians all over the world lend their expertise and experience, that our common goal of eliminating corruption worldwide becomes attainable.

For more information about holding a GTF-AML workshop in your region or country, contact the GOPAC Global Secretariat today

GOPAC Needs your Help

GOPAC Global Secretariat is calling on all GOPAC members to provide us with information about their experience in the fight against corruption. Stories about your trials and tribulations on the road to a corruption-free world is one of the best resources for other countries and parliamentarians interested in joining the fight as well as those already involved. We invite you to let others learn from your involvement in GOPAC by filling out the National Chapter Experience Questionnaire.

Upcoming event

GOPAC GTF Program Advisor, Lesley Burns will participate in the Global Conference on the Role of Parliament in the Governance of Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources November 1-2, 2011 in Accra, Ghana. The event is jointly organized by Revenue Watch Institute, the Parliamentary Centre, and GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. The conference will share the lessons learned from work done with Parliaments in the oil, gas and mining industry in Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Iraq and Indonesia. These projects aim at strengthening the oversight and policy engagement capacities of Parliaments in the areas of oil, gas and mineral governance as well as the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative.

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