13 October 2020
The Netherlands, Morocco and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) launched a GCTF Initiative on ‘Ensuring the Effective Implementation of Countering the Financing of Terrorism Measures While Safeguarding Civic Space’. This initiative will provide an inclusive platform for a diverse range of experts to share their perspectives with the objective of strengthening dialogue and coordination among counterterrorism and CFT practitioners, the United Nations, government representatives, financial intelligence units, CSOs, humanitarian actors, and private sector, and supervisory authorities with CFT responsibilities on this topic.
Key questions guiding this initiative include:
- What are the most important practical challenges in implementing CFT measures? How do the responses to these challenges negatively impact CSOs’ and humanitarian actors’ operations?
- What good practices already exist at the international, national, and local levels to advance a risk-based approach that protects civic space and suppresses terrorism financing?
- What concrete guidance on risk-based CFT policies can be identified and disseminated to ensure effective and adequate implementation of CFT measures that proactively and adequately protect civic space and humanitarian action while adhering to international human rights, humanitarian, and refugee law per UNSC Resolution 2462(2019).