Dubai Police & UNODC GCC Office launch international diploma in combating money laundering and terrorism financing

Dubai Police & UNODC GCC Office launch international diploma in combating money laundering and terrorism financing

The Dubai Police General Command and the regional office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the GCC have recently launched an international diploma specialising in combating money laundering and terrorist financing as per the United Nations standards and mechanisms in this regard.

The Diploma was implemented after the two parties signed the partnership agreement to develop the programme last year. It witnessed the participation of 114 personnel from the federal and local entities, all of which are linked to the UAE Executive Office of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing.

Major General Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation(CID), stressed that the launch of the Diploma comes in line with the strategic directions of the National Committee for Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Illegal Organisations and its subcommittees to tackle crime and ensure the safety and security of all communities.

"It is part of the Dubai Police's efforts in combating and preventing such crimes and contributing to efficiently and effectively maintaining the financial system in the country through developing mechanisms against money laundering and terrorism financing,"

he added.

Maj. Gen. Al Jallaf elaborated that Diploma was developed by Dubai Police experts and under the supervision of the UNODC to qualify specialised experts in combating money laundering as per best practices, taking into account the methodology of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the strategy of the General Secretariat of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, and all related international conventions.

Meanwhile, Judge Dr. Hatem Ali, regional director of the GCC UNODC Office, commented,

"The launching of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Diploma, in partnership with the UNODC and the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police, is an extension of our long-term strategic partnership, which has seen similar initiatives such as the anti-narcotics and anti-human trafficking diplomas that are annually implemented in partnership with Dubai Police and are now available to criminal justice practitioners from outside the UAE."

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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