OAS to host seminar on combating terrorist financing and money laundering

WASHINGTON, USA — The Organization of American States (OAS) will host, on August 21, a seminar on “Terrorism Financing and Money Laundering, Challenges for the Americas.”

The seminar, organized by the OAS Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) and the OAS Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) and the Executive Secretariat of the Financial Action Task Force of South America (GAFISUD), will bring together experts from the OAS, GAFISUD, the United Nations and the US Department of Homeland Security to discuss the universal and regional legal frameworks and the operational framework used in combating terrorist financing and money laundering.

Among the speakers will be Elizabeth Joyce of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, who will speak on the implementation of relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, and John Tobon, Section Chief of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who will discuss bulk currency smuggling.

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