FATF Week, 17-22 February 2019

Over 800 officials representing 205 jurisdictions, the IMF, UN, World Bank and others will come to Paris for FATF Week.  Officials will work through nearly 100 papers and over 3 000 pages on a range of important issues to protect the integrity of the financial system and contribute to global safety and security. 

FATF Week’s six days of meetings will conclude with the second Plenary meeting under the US Presidency of Marshall Billingslea from 20-22 February. Officials will discuss a full agenda that includes:

  • The regulation of virtual assets 
  • Developments in the financing of ISIL, Al Qaeda and Affiliates and countries’ disruption strategies
  • Mutual evaluations of Finland and China
  • Actions taken by Italy and Norway
  • Progress by Iran and other countries presenting a risk to the financial system
  • Risk-based approach guidance for legal professionals, accountants and trust and company service providers.

In addition, FATF will receive reports from organisations including the IMF, World Bank, United Nations, OECD, OSCE, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, CARIN, EBRD, ECB, Europol, GIFCS, IAIS, the 9 FATF-Style Regional bodies and others.

 

Press briefing

The FATF President will be giving a press briefing on the outcomes of the FATF Plenary on Friday 22 February at 10:00.  To register, journalists should write to contact@fatf-gafi.org, with their name, media, job title and national press card number. 

For further information, please contact Alexandra.wijmenga-daniel@fatf-gafi.org.