The FATF Recommendations

2012 FATF Recommendations

FATF Recommendations 2012

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The FATF Recommendations set out a comprehensive and consistent framework of measures which countries should implement in order to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Countries have diverse legal, administrative and operational frameworks and different financial systems, and so cannot all take identical measures to counter these threats.

The FATF Recommendations, therefore, set an international standard, which countries should implement through measures adapted to their particular circumstances. The FATF Standards comprise the Recommendations themselves and their Interpretive Notes, together with the applicable definitions in the Glossary.  


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Translations of the FATF Recommendations

The following unofficial translations, are provided for your convenience.  These are working translations. In the event of a conflict over interpretation, the official English and French versions of the text, as published on the FATF website, are authoritative.

  • Arabic - translated by MENAFATF
  • Dari  - translated by the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Estonian - translated by the Estonian Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Pashto  - translated by the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Portuguese - translated by the Portuguese Delegation
  • Portuguese - translated by GAFISUD
  • Russian - translated by the Russian Delegation
  • Spanish - translated by GAFISUD


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