Private Sector Consultative Forum
20-22 March, Vienna: The Global Coalition of NPOs on FATF was represented at the FATF’s annual Private Sector Consultative Forum (PSCF), held this year at the UNODC offices in Vienna. As the FATF notes: ‘The Forum is an opportunity for the FATF and its members to engage directly with the private sector on anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) issues. It provides a regular platform for the FATF to learn more about the private sector’s views and concerns of AML/CFT-related issues’. The Global NPO Coalition on FATF also organised a day-long breakout session on the evaluation and risk assessment processes, chaired by the FATF Secretariat, and including multiple stakeholders representing a wide range of NPOs from across the globe, governments, FATF Style Regional Bodies, banks, etc. The importance of involving NPOs early on in the evaluation process was emphasised, and also the need to engage with and collaborate with NPOs on a sustained basis. For a report on the meeting, including the NPO breakout session, see here.