Postponed 2023 Expert Working Group meeting on Illicit Financial Flows scheduled for 12-13 September 2023 in virtual format

Source: Paris Pact

Geographical area: Global

Date: 4 April 2023


The Paris Pact Expert Working Group meeting, originally scheduled for 7-8 February 2023 in Ankara, Türkiye, and postponed due to the devastating earthquake, will take place in a virtual format via Zoom platform, on 12-13 September 2023. The virtual event will be hosted by the Turkish National Police and bring together leading practitioners from the law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies as well as the financial intelligence units of the Paris Pact partner and observer countries and organizations.

The participants are expected to review the existing gaps and challenges, as well as the prospective operational actions in the areas related to the countering of illicit financial flows, with a particular focus on the risks of the illicit use of virtual assets, and asset recovery. The meeting will review the implementation of the existing Paris Pact expert recommendations related to the Pillar II of the Vienna Declaration, and suggest amendments as deemed appropriate. The outcomes of the meeting will be presented and reviewed at the 17th Paris Pact Policy Consultative Group Meeting (PCGM) scheduled to be held on 11-12 December 2023 in Vienna, Austria.

Those delegates, who were earlier nominated for the event (originally scheduled for February), will be contacted by email to confirm their availability for the rescheduled virtual meeting. Additional nominations can be submitted via the official nomination process. For more information about the upcoming meeting including the nomination process, please contact