This project encourages anti-money-laundering and countering the financing of terrorism policy
development, raises public awareness about the cross-cutting aspects of money-laundering and the
financing of terrorism, contributes to the strengthening of governance measures and anti-corruption
policies, and acts as a centre of expertise of anti-money-laundering and, jointly with the Terrorism
Prevention Branch, countering the financing of terrorism related matters. Activities are pivotal to
UNODC’s mandate to prevent drug offences and other crimes in that it offers specialized services
and tools to help Governments deal with an important component of action against crime with a view
to removing the profits of such crime and providing a disincentive for committing them.