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International standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation issued by the FATF
  • The FATF has approved an updated international standard to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction during its June 2019 meeting.
  • The FATF Recommendations are recognized as the global anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing standard.
  • The Mongolian Law on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing was adopted in accordance with this standard.

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

  • The convention was approved on December 20, 1988 and entered into force on November 11, 1990.
  • Mongolia acceded to this Convention on June 25, 2003.
  • The purpose of this Convention is to promote cooperation among the Parties so that they may address more effectively the various aspects of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances having an international dimension. In carrying out their obligations under the Convention, the Parties shall take necessary measures, including legislative and administrative measures, in conformity with the fundamental provisions of their respective domestic legislative systems.

United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

  • The Convention was approved on November 15, 2000 and entered into force on September 29, 2003.
  • Mongolia acceded to this Convention on June 27, 2008.
  • The purpose of this Convention is to promote cooperation to prevent and combat transnational organized crime more effectively.

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

  • The Protocol was approved on 15 November 2000 and entered into force on 15 December 2003.
  • The purpose of this Protocol is:
    • a) To prevent and combat trafficking in persons, paying particular attention to women and children;
    • b) To protect and assist the victims of such trafficking, with full respect for their human rights;
    • c) To promote cooperation among States Parties in order to meet those objectives.

Protocol against the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components, and ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

  • The Protocol was approved on 31 May 2001 and entered into force on 3 July 2005.
  • The purpose of this Protocol is to promote, facilitate and strengthen cooperation among States Parties in order to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition.

Protocol against the smuggling of migrants by land, sea and air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

  • The Protocol was approved on 15 November 2000 and entered into force on 28 January 2004.
  • The purpose of this Protocol is to prevent and combat the smuggling of migrants, as well as to promote cooperation among States Parties to that end, while protecting the rights of smuggled migrants.

United Nations Convention against Corruption

  • The Convention was approved on 14 October 2003 and entered into force on 14 December 2005.
  • Mongolia acceded to this Convention on October 27, 2005.
  • The purpose of this Convention is:
    • a) To promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effectively;
    • b) To promote, facilitate and support international cooperation and technical assistance in the prevention of and fight against corruption, including in asset recovery;
    • c) To promote integrity, accountability and proper management of public affairs and public property.

International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

  • The Convention was approved on December 9, 1999 and entered into force on April 10, 2002.
  • Mongolia acceded to this Convention on February 25, 2004.