The Dubai Police General Command has launched an international diploma program that focuses on combating money laundering and terrorism financing. The program was developed in collaboration with the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime.
The project was developed following an agreement between the two parties last year. It involved the participation of over 120 individuals from various federal and local entities. These individuals are part of the UAE Executive Office’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.
“It is part of the Dubai Police’s efforts in combatting and preventing such crimes and contributing to efficiently and effectively maintaining the financial system in the country,” he added.
The program was carried out under the supervision of the UN’s Office of Drugs and Crime. The Dubai Police experts who participated in the project were able to develop a money laundering and terrorism financing diploma, which was based on the best practices of the global financial action task force and the UN’s strategy against transnational organized crime.
Dr. Hatem Ali, the head of the UNODC’s Gulf Cooperation Council office, praised the partnership between the two parties. He noted that the cooperation between the authorities and national entities has been instrumental in the fight against terrorism and money laundering.
“The launch of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Diploma…is an extension of our long-term strategic partnership, which has seen similar initiatives such as the anti-narcotics and anti-human trafficking diplomas that are annually implemented in partnership with Dubai Police and are now available to criminal justice practitioners from outside the UAE,” he said.