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Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey - 2014
Outstanding AML advice is about understanding the risks and devising a proportionate response.
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MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING THROUGH TRADE IN DIAMONDS
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an independent inter-governmental body that develops and promotes policies to protect the global financial system against money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The FATF Recommendations are recognised as the global anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) standard.
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Sound management of risks related to money laundering and financing of terrorism
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued a set of guidelines to describe how banks should include risks related to money laundering and financing of terrorism within their overall risk management framework.
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International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
Volume I - Drug and Chemical Control. (Start at page 5)
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Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Vulnerabilities of Legal Professionals
The report identifies a number of ML/TF methods that commonly employ or, in some countries, require the services of a legal professional. Inherently these activities pose ML/TF risk. When clients seek to misuse the legal professionalís services in these areas, even law abiding legal professionals may be vulnerable.
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'Business, Corruption and Crime in the western Balkans: The impact of bribery and other crime on private enterprise'
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the European Commission (EC) jointly released today a survey showing that corruption plays a significant role in the daily business of many companies in the western Balkans. Based on interviews with more than 12,700 companies, the survey shows that corruption is the third biggest obstacle to doing business in the region. On average, one in ten businesses that had contact with public officials paid bribes over a 12-month period.
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World Drug Report 2013 - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The World Drug Report presents a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in drug markets. It covers production, trafficking, consumption and the related health consequences.
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NATIONAL DRUG USE SURVEY MALDIVES - 2011 / 2012
Over the last few years, consumption of illicit drugs has significantly increased in the Maldives. Thus, this study was conducted to estimate the number of drug users and hence, the drug use prevalence in the Maldives. Secondary objectives include identifying patterns and extent of drug use across the country; assess behavioural characteristics associated with drug use; community knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards drug problem.
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Methodology for assessing compliance with the FATF recommendations and the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems
This document provides the basis for undertaking assessments of technical compliance with the revised FATF Recommendations, adopted in February 2012, and for reviewing the level of effectiveness of a countryís Anti-Money Laundering / Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) system. It consists of three sections. This first section is an introduction, giving an overview of the assessment Methodology, its background, and how it will be used in evaluations/assessments. The second section sets out the criteria for assessing technical compliance with each of the FATF Recommendations. The third section sets out the outcomes, indicators, data and other factors used to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the FATF Recommendations. The processes and procedures for Mutual Evaluations are set out in a separate document.
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INDONESIA Situation Assessment on Amphetamine-Type Stimulants
Indonesia has not traditionally been a major producer of illicit drugs, but has long been used as a key transit country by transnational organized criminal groups for the trafficking of heroin and cocaine. Large quantities of cannabis continue to be cultivated in Indonesia, much of which is cultivated in Aceh province of Northern Sumatera. Illicit proceeds from the cannabis trade are believed to have played a role as a source of income for armed insurgent groups opposed to the central government from the mid-1970s to the mid-2000s.
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