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Virtual seminar on National Risk Assessment (NRA) of Money Laundering for Latin America and the Caribbean


On October 26, 27 and 29, 2020 took place a Virtual Seminar on “National Risk Assessment on Money Laundering” addressed to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the framework of the implementation of the Lima Commitment, particularly in relation to mandate 43which establishes the need of: “Taking effective measures against tax evasion and to combat tax avoidance, money laundering, and the illicit financial flows derived from corruption; as well as measures to identify beneficial ownership”.

The event is a joint effort between the Secretariat of the Summit of the Americas and the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security, through the Department for Transnational Organized Crime (DDOT), aimed at providing training and exchange of good practices in matters related to National Risk Assessment (NRA) for the countries of the region, in order to contribute to its review and update. The Seminar was supported by the World Bank (WB) along with the Executive Secretariat of the Latin American Financial Task Force (GAFILAT) and the Caribbean Financial Action Task-Force (GAFIC).

The Seminar was addressed to officials at the national Financial Intelligence Units; regulation and supervision entities on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) and prosecution and / or law enforcement entities; as well those responsible for the coordination of (AML / CFT) policies in participating countries.

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