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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. It sets international standards that aim to prevent these illegal activities and the harm they cause to society. Find out more about the issues that the FATF is working on, such as: 

Latest News

FATF Standards Training Course in South Africa

2 Feb 2024

Some 40 representatives from 21 countries including 18 ESAAMLG jurisdictions convened in Cape Town, South Africa, where they attended a weeklong FATF Standards Training Course on Anti-Money Laundering, Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Countering the Financing of Proliferation.

Webinar on Crowdfunding for Terrorism Financing

19 Jan 2024

This webinar on 18 January focused on the methods used by terrorists and violent extremists to raise funds through crowdfunding, and the challenges and best practices to identify and prevent potential terrorist financing. 

Brazil's measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing

21 Dec 2023

Brazil has made important strides to improve its system to combat money laundering and terrorist financing and is achieving some positive results. Brazil needs to strengthen cooperation and coordination between certain authorities and improve prosecution of money laundering.

KEY CONTENT

The FATF Recommendations

The FATF Recommendations are the basis on which all countries should meet the shared objective of tackling money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation. The FATF calls upon all countries to effectively implement these measures in their national systems.

FATF Methodology for assessing compliance with the FATF Recommendations and the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems

The FATF Methodology for assessing compliance with the FATF Recommendations and the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems sets out the evaluation process.

Information for the private sector

The private sector plays a vital role in effectively detecting and preventing misuse of the financial system for money laundering, terrorism or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Countries

Over 200 jurisdictions around the world have committed to the FATF Recommandations through the global network of FSRBS and FATF membership.

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Our associate members

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