laundering as an activity underpins a variety of criminal
activities in this rapidly integrating region, including the
drug trade, sex trade, illegal migration, organized theft,
tax evasion, misappropriation of public funds, and other exploitative
and harmful activities.
This projects goal is to promote preventive measures
through the standardization of regional legislative, preventive,
supervisory, and prosecutorial practices in the area of money
laundering, in accordance with United Nations-approved standards
and norms. To achieve this goal the project has three components:
Background research identifying the specific trends and current
problem areas in laundering within the Pacific Rim region.
2. A regional working meeting of government officials and
experts, to develop specific recommendations concerning problem
3. The development, facilitation of and (where requested)
participation in technical assistance projects between two
or more state parties.
By focussing on the Pacific Rim the
project will complement other international efforts at addressing
the seriousness of this problem. It will provide valuable
information and recommendations, and facilitate practical
action against money laundering, in the specific context of
the region, in conjuction and cooperation with other leading