VERTIC completes first of two workshops this week with Government of Jamaica on FATF Recommendation 7

VERTIC's National Implementation Measures (NIM) Programme completed its first of two workshops this week, on 5 April, with the Government of Jamaica on the implementation of Financial Action Task Force Recommendation 7 through Jamaica's 2013 United Nations Security Council Resolutions Act. Scott Spence, Programme Director for National Implementation and Associate Legal Officer Giuseppe Di Luccia, were joined by Anti-Money Laundering Expert Dr Gauri Sinha from Kingston University, UK. Dr Sinha took the participants through through FATF Recommendation 7, which requires countries to "...implement targeted financial sanctions to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to the prevention, suppression and disruption of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and its financing", and made recommendations on possible amendments to Jamaica's UN resolutions implementing legislation to strenghten compliance with FATF Recommendation 7.

This workshop is the first of two this week that VERTIC's NIM Programme has organised with the Legal Affairs Unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in co-operation with the CARICOM-UNSCR 1540 Implementation Programme and CARICOM's 1540 Co-ordinator O'Neil Hamiltion. The second workshop, during 6-8 April 2016, will discuss measures for strengthening Jamaica's bills to implement the Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions and the related provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 1540, as well as strategic trade controls. CITS expert Dr Mike Beck will join the workshop as a strategic trade expert; two 1540 Committee experts have been invited to observe the workshop. 

This workshop was made possible with generous funding from the Global Partnership Program of Global Affairs Canada.

For more information about VERTIC's NIM Programme, please read here or contact Scott Spence

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