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Tunis, Republic of Tunisia,  25 – 29 September 2023

The Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF), in cooperation with UNODC, GIZ, EUGF, and CTAF, held a regional conference on “AML /TF and New Technologies: New Payment Methods, Virtual Assets and Social Media”, in Republic of Tunisia,  during the period of 25 – 29 September 2023.

Dubai, UAE , 12-14 June 2023

The Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held a Regional Workshop on Counter Proliferation Financing (CPF), with the generous hosting of the United Arab Emirates IN Dubai, during the period of 12 – 14 June 2023.

In cooperation with the Executive Office to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the United Arab Emirates, MENAFATF is organizing the Typologies and Capacity Building Workshop in its 7th round in Abu Dhabi.  The Workshop will discuss the latest methods, trends and indicators of money laundering and terrorist financing operations with the participation of many experts from MENAFATF Member and observers as well as regional and international organizations

MENAFATF in cooperation with GIZ, IMF and UNODC, held a workshop on the " Risk-Based Approach to Financial Institutions and DNFBPS hosted by the Arab Republic of Egypt, in Cairo from 13 to 15 December 2022. The workshop aimed to strengthen AML/CFT systems used by financial and non-financial sectors against illegal financial flows at the national, regional and international levels. The workshop was attended by experts from the supervisory authorities on financial institutions and DNFBPs.

MENAFATF, in cooperation with GIZ, and UNODC, held a workshop on “International Cooperation and Asset Recovery”, hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain in Manama, from 4 to 6 December 2022. The workshop aimed to highlight the most effective mechanisms for tracking, seizing, confiscating and recovering assets at the global level as well as the most important ways to intensify international cooperation in a way that guarantees the deprivation of criminals of their proceeds and terminate organized crime gangs for the better protection of society.

MENAFATF, UNOCT/UNCCT, and ANRF (Autorité Nationale de Renseignement Financier), held an expert forum meeting on the launch of the Regional ML/TF Risk Assessment Project in MENA Region, on the sidelines of the thirty-fifth MENAFATF plenary meeting, in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, on November 23, 2022, from 9 am to 5 pm. This meeting is considered a starting point for the project, which comes in line with the Kingdom of Morocco’s 2022 MENAFATF Presidency Priorities.

24 -25 November 2022


The work of the MENAFATF’s 35th plenary, which was held over two days in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, was concluded on Friday, 25 November 2022, where it was opened with an opening statement by Her Excellency Mrs. Nadia Fattah, Minister of Economy and Finance in the Kingdom of Morocco, by His Excellency Dr. Jawhar Al-Nafisi, MENAFATF president, and chairman of the Moroccan FIU, and his Excellency Mr. Suliman Aljabrin MENAFATF excutive secertary.

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