17 October, 2008
The next FATF Plenary and Working Group Meetings will be held from 13-17 October 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The FATF is an inter-governmental body consisting of 32 member-jurisdictions and a number of observers. It is the global standard setter for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism. The FATF has a number of working groups including the Working Group on Terrorist Financing, the Working Group on Evaluations and Implementations, the International Cooperation Review Group and the Working Group on Typologies. These working groups consist of international experts drawn from FATF member countries who collectively contribute to key policy decisions of the FATF.
This will be the first meeting of the FATF in Brazil. The FATF Presidency was assumed in June 2008 by Mr. Antonio Gustavo Rodrigues of the Brazilian FIU.
The APG is an Associate Member of FATF and actively participates in the FATF Plenary and Working Group Meetings. APG Members are able to attend FATF events. Any nominations by APG member jurisdictions for attendance at FATF meetings must be made through the APG Secretariat.