OECD: Protecting the International Financial System: Ministers to Renew the FATF Mandate

April 13th, 2012

Ministers from Financial Action Task Force (FATF) member countries will meet in Washington DC on 20 April to extend the FATF mandate for another 8 years, continuing to safeguard the integrity of the international financial system.

The FATF Ministerial Meeting will take place in the margins of the 2012 IMF / World Bank Spring Meetings.  It follows on the recent publication of the revised FATF 40 Recommendations, the international standard for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

The renewed mandate will allow the FATF – through its global network of 187 partner countries – to ensure that all are doing their part to make the international financial system off-limits to criminals, terrorists and others threats to financial stability.

The final FATF Ministerial Declaration and Mandate for 2012-2020 will be published on the FATF website on 21 April 2012, from 9:00 a.m. CET.

FATF officials will be available to respond to media queries in Washington DC on 20 and 21 April 2012.  For further information, contact the FATF Secretariat or the OECD Washington Centre:

Alexandra Wijmenga-Daniel, FATF Secretariat, tel.: +33 1 45 24 95 23 or

OECD Washington Centre, tel: +1(202)785-6323, Fax: +1(202)

Written by EJ Fagan

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