FATF Week, 14-19 October 2018

Over 800 officials representing 204 jurisdictions, the IMF, UN, World Bank and others will come to Paris for FATF Week at the OECD.  During six days of meetings, they will discuss 140 papers on a range of important issues to protect the integrity of the financial system and contribute to global safety and security. 

The week’s meetings will conclude with the first Plenary meeting under the US Presidency, chaired by FATF President, Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea, on 17-19 October.  Officials will work through a full agenda that includes:

  • Regulation of virtual assets to mitigate money laundering and terrorist financing risks
  • ISIL, Al Qaeda and Affiliates financing and terrorist financing disruption strategies 
  • New work to counter proliferation financing
  • Mutual evaluations of Israel and the United Kingdom
  • Actions taken by Austria, Denmark and Malaysia
  • Progress by Iran and other countries presenting a risk to the financial system
  • Risk-based approach guidance for the life insurance and securities sectors.

In addition, members will receive reports from 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 19 October at 14:00.  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.