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Fast-Forward Progress

Leveraging Tech to Achieve the Global Goals: ICT4SDG

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This Report was written as a collaborative effort between 29 UN programmes, specialized agencies and international organizations. It draws on the personal insights from a range of leaders of UN organizations and World Wildlife International.

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SDG16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Countries face numerous challenges in their efforts to intercept the finances of terrorist groups and prevent them from buying weapons from transnational organized crime networks. One tried and tested method is through the use of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) to analyze and report on suspicious monetary transactions. To support Member States and FIUs against crime and terrorism, UNODC created goAML–Anti-Money Laundering software, which is now used by around 40 countries. The “go” family of products deliver effective software solutions to support the work of law enforcement, intelligence, anti-corruption, and drugs control agencies against the criminals. These products are evidence of how ICTs are actively working for countries on the frontlines in the struggle against transnational organized crime. But ICTs are also helping to achieve the SDGs – here’s how.

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