This week in Washington, DC the FATF Finance and Justice Ministers will meet. The FATF published its report to the April 2019 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting outlining its ongoing work in the following areas:
- Strengthening the institutional basis, governance and capacity of FATF
- FATF’s work program on virtual currencies/crypto assets
- Countering the financing of terrorism
- Countering the financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
- Improving transparency and the availability of beneficial ownership information
- Improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system: FATF engagement with judges and prosecutors
- Financial Technologies, Regulatory Technologies: Digital Identity
In June 2019, the United States will host a FATF Plenary session, where the FATF will close the celebration of its 30th anniversary.
The G20 reaffirmed its support for the FATF, as the global anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing, and proliferation financing standard-setting body, and welcomed its ongoing efforts to strengthen its institutional basis.