The summarizing “round table” "Evaluation of the financing of terrorism risks in the sector of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the Kyrgyzstan" took place on February 2, in Bishkek

The event was organized by the Public Fund "Civiс Participation" together with the State Financial Intelligence Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the technical support of the "Soros-Kyrgyzstan" Foundation and the The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, as part of the National Risk Assessment of legalization (laundering) of criminal proceeds and financing of terrorism, which is conducted in accordance with the FATF Recommendations

During the meeting, the report of the subgroup on risk assessment of terrorist financing through the NPO sector was presented to the participants of the "round table". The SFIS experts also provided information about the ongoing technical compliance assessments, the effectiveness of the combating legalization (laundering) of criminal proceeds and financing of terrorism regime of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also reported on the preparations for the Second round of Mutual Evaluation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Presentation of non-profit sector risk assessment included the identification of types of non-profit organizations that fall under the FATF definition, and are vulnerabilities for terrorist financing for the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as an analysis of the recommended measures for combating the financing of terrorism through NGOs.

In the "round table" was attended by representatives of government agencies, members of the working group on risk assessment, approved by Order of the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic from December 29, 2015 № 619, representatives of civil society, international and independent experts.

Following the discussion, the participants of the "round table" have come to believe as the need to intensify joint work in the NPO sector risk assessment and the evaluation of risks of money laundering and the financing of terrorism of the Kyrgyz Republic, in addition was underlined the importance of joint information campaigns for NGO sector and civil society.

Press Service of the State Financial Intelligence Service Under the Gevernment of the Kyrgyz Republic (February 6, 2017)

 

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