The Role and Responsibilities of Gatekeepers in the Fight against Illicit Financial Flows: A Unifying Framework (The Unifying framework) was launched at the UNGASS 2021 Special session of the General Assembly against corruption 2021, on June 2.
This cross‑sectoral, transnational approach to gatekeeper self‑regulation presents an exciting opportunity to stunt the flow of illicit funds worldwide. The Unifying framework is a value‑based self‑regulatory framework for private sector intermediaries who are strategically positioned to prevent or interrupt illicit financial flows – collectively referred to as “gatekeepers”. Designed by gatekeepers for gatekeepers, it provides a mechanism for recognition, ownership, consensus building and collaboration within a diverse community of private sector professionals.
Tomislav Šunjka was a contributor to the Unifying Framework as part of the World Economic Forum Gatekeepers Task Force. The task force itself represents leaders in finance, investment, corporate law, art and antiquities markets, and real estate.
ŠunjkaLaw endorsed the Unifying framework, along with Baker McKenzie, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Clifford Chance, EY, International Federation of Accountants, (IFAC), JLL, Nedbank, Paul Hastings, Standard Chartered Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Taylor Wessing, and UBS, and organizations such as The Antiquities Coalition, The Responsible Art Market (RAM) Initiative, UNODC-World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery, (StAR) Initiative, World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption, World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI).
The Unifying framework can be downloaded on the link bellow: