FATF Plenary, February 2021

Paris, 19 February 2021

The second Plenary under the two-year German FATF Presidency of Dr Marcus Pleyer will start on Monday 22 February. Delegates representing 205 members of the Global Network, and observer organisations including the IMF, the United Nations and the World Bank will take part in this meeting. Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place virtually.

During three days of meetings, the FATF will work through a full agenda. Delegates will discuss the assessment of New Zealand’s measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. They will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the assessments that remain to be completed in the current cycle and hear the progress made by some jurisdictions identified as presenting a risk to the financial system. The FATF will also finalise key reports, including a guidance on the risk-based approach to supervision. The outcomes of the FATF Plenary will be published on Thursday 25 February, at the close of the meeting.

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