US envoy to Somalia attends anti-money laundering course
Representatives of the United States Mission to Somalia attended the closing ceremony of a five-day-long training on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.
The training was funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) at the U.S. Department of State and conducted by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
Participants from relevant Somali institutions charged with safeguarding against money laundering and terrorist financing were able to collaborate and expand the knowledge and skills required to combat these complex issues.
An additional 30 members of Somalia’s criminal justice sector joined more than 300 previous alumni having completed training for the investigation and prosecution of complex crimes.
The goal of the $2.2 million INL-funded project to IDLO to combat serious crimes, of which this training was a part of, is to help support our Somali partners to strengthen the institutional capacity of justice sector actors in Mogadishu and the Federal Member States to prosecute, defend, and adjudicate complex crimes, including, but not limited to, terrorism, corruption, and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
The United States remains a committed partner to Somalia, specifically in building capacity at the Federal and State levels to effectively and fairly prosecute crimes – a cornerstone of any functioning criminal justice system.