UNODC supports implementation of Financial Investigations and Confiscation of Assets Strategy
21 March 2022
21 March, Skopje, North Macedonia
UNODC participated in the first official meeting of the National Commission for monitoring the implementation of the National Strategy for Financial Investigations and Confiscation of Assets.
The meeting was attended by more than 15 members of the National Commission from the relevant institutions of North Macedonia, with the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Good Governance Policies.
The purpose of the meeting was to assess the current state of implementation of the National Strategy and to define the next steps and activities in the implementation of this strategic document. The entire process requires strong involvement and mobilization from all competent institutions to ensure efficient implementation of the National Strategy and deliver measurable results in financial investigations and confiscations of proceeds of crime.
At the meeting, UNODC presented the draft Asset Recovery Roadmap aimed to strengthen the institutional capacities to conduct financial investigations and confiscation of assets while assessing the existing capabilities and identifying gaps in the processes and resources allocated for the successful implementation of the National Strategy.
UNODC will continue to provide support to the work of the National Commission with the objective to establish systematic monitoring and evaluation of the activities undertaken by the relevant authorities to achieve the targeted goals.
The asset recovery activities within the project “From Illicit Financial Flows to Asset Recovery” in South Eastern Europe are conducted in the framework of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe and funded by the Government of the United Kingdom.