The Eastern and South African Anti Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) – a FATF-style regional body founded in August 1999.

The purpose of the group is to combat money laundering and terrorism financing by implementing the FATF Recommendations.

The group’s efforts are aimed at cooperation with other international organizations concerned with combating money laundering and terrorist financing as well as studying and researching regional typologies and coordinating technical assistance.

Organizational structure of the ESAAMLG

  • Ministerial Council (the Council)
  • Team of senior representatives
  • Secretariat

All of the group’s major decisions are made at the meeting of the Ministerial Council, which meets at least once a year.

Member states

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Observers

  • FATF
  • Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering
  • AUSTRAC
  • Caribbean Financial Action Task Force against Money Laundering (CFATF)
  • Charity Commission - UK
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • DFID
  • EAC
  • Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units
  • GIABA
  • Interpol
  • SADC
  • UN-CTED
  • UN 1267 Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team
  • United Kingdom 
  • United States
  • UN Office on Drugs and Crime
  • World Bank

Official site: http://www.esaamlg.org

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    Winners of the international drawing contest "Children against Terrorism" received prizes from the representatives of the State Control Committee Vyacheslav Reut, director of the Financial Monitoring Department of the State Control Committee, and Igor Sergeev, head of the Inspections and Human Resources Department, gave away prizes and certificates to the winners and runners-up of the drawing contest "Children against Terrorism" from among the students of the children and youth centre for supplementary education "Eureka" (Minsk).
    13.12.2017
    Financial intelligence officers and heads of compliance units in Kyrgyzstan's commercial banks took part in a round table discussion in Moscow entitled "Best AML/CFT Practice" Representatives of the State Financial Intelligence Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the country's commercial banks (BTA Bank, Kyrgyz Investment and Credit bank, and Demir Kyrgyz International Bank) took part in a round table discussion entitled "Best AML/CFT Practice", held at the Moscow office of the International Training and Methodology Centre for Financial Monitoring on 5 December 2017 with the support of Rosfinmonitoring.
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    UNODC Regional Programme-sponsored training workshop on "Cryptocurrencies and Electronic Evidence" was held from 27 November to 1 December 2017 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) UNODC Regional Programme-sponsored training workshop on "Cryptocurrencies and Electronic Evidence" was held from 27 November to 1 December 2017 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
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