To achieve its goal, the Global Forum operates in two mutually reinforcing pillars: exchange and action. By establishing a robust connection between the strategic exchange and technical implementation of practical and innovative solutions, the Global Forum contributes to a conducive environment for international anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) standards as well as the Agenda 2030.
Global Forum Pillars
Under pillar 1, exchange, the Global Forum hosts a Biennial Symposium, providing a platform for relevant stakeholders to discuss the latest trends, approaches, risks, and challenges in combating illicit financial flows. This allows the identification of areas in need of implementation. But the commitment goes beyond awareness-raising and discussions. To turn the recommendations and findings from the Global Forum Symposium into concrete actions, the Global Forum holds, under pillar 2, action, a Call for Ideas that provides economic support to innovative project ideas that aim to make a real difference in the fight against financial crime.
How we Operate: A Flexible Approach to an Ever-Changing Environment
To ensure a high level of flexibility for responding to changing environments and emerging trends, the Global Forum operates in two-year thematic cycles. At the outset of each cycle, the Global Forum Advisory Group, composed of renowned experts, practitioners, and organizations from relevant backgrounds, determines the overarching thematic framework for the upcoming two years. This framework is influenced by current developments and the most pressing issues of the time and builds the umbrella for the following Global Forum Symposium and corresponding Global Forum Call for Ideas.