OAS delegation participates in the first day of activities of the Workshop Against the Financing of Terrorism
The event is jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama and the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism-OAS
On Tuesday, October 8, the inauguration of the “National Workshop on the Fight against the Financing of Terrorism: Directed Financial Sanctions and Domestic Lists” was held, a project carried out jointly with the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism CICTE / OAS and the Ministry Foreign Relations of Panama that in this second edition seeks to continue informing and encouraging efforts to strengthen the continental struggle in search of mitigating terrorist activities.
With a duration from October 8 to 10, the event brings together 50 international officials and experts in the field, among which the participation of the delegation of the Organization of American States stands out, with representatives of the National Office in Panama attending the event, as well as Headquarters officials, located in Washington DC
As part of the inauguration of the workshop, Mrs. Farah Urrutia, Secretary of Multidimensional Security of the OAS, delivered an important welcome speech in which she highlighted the responsibilities and commitment of all attendees to increase efforts and cooperation with the objective to offer tangible solutions to the subject in question.
After the opening ceremony, Maria Fernanda Sarmiento, Project Manager of CICTE / OAS, participated with the presentation entitled “International legal framework on Directed Financial Sanctions: UNSCRS 1373, 1267, 1988. FATF Recommendation 6. Legal basis. Constitutional Rights and Guarantees. Challenges for its implementation in the regional framework”.
In her speech, Mrs. Sarmiento detailed the tools and efforts that the UN Security Council, as well as different international organizations and States must follow to fight against the financing of terrorist activities. In addition, an important part of his presentation was to emphasize the challenges of achieving a balance between respect for Human Rights and the effective identification of suspicious financial transactions, as well as the consequent action procedure.
The Second National Workshop on the Fight against the Financing of Terrorism will seek to continue the training of all parties involved to improve the opportunities to eradicate these illegal acts in the region in an effective and timely manner.