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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    03.10.2017
    Participation in the MONEYVAL Plenary The interagency government delegation – led by Rosfinmonitoring and comprised of representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Finance Ministry, Federal Security Service and the Bank or Russia – took part in the meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), held in Strasbourg on September 26-28
    25.09.2017
    III International seminar "Effective supervision as a mechanism for ensuring transparency and stability of the financial system" was conducted in Moscow On September 20-21, III International seminar "Effective supervision as a mechanism for ensuring transparency and stability of the financial system" was conducted in Moscow
    22.09.2017
    Following the seminar on "Best Practices and International Standards on Preventing the Abuse of NPOs for the Purpose of Terrorist Financing" On September 20, 2017, in Astana, the Financial Monitoring Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in conjunction with the OSCE Programme Office in Astana, conducted a training seminar on "Best Practices and International Standards on Preventing the Abuse of Non-profit Organizations (NPOs) for the Purpose of Terrorist Financing"
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