Terrorism Finance

The Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures, in conjunction with other bureaus and agencies:

  • Coordinates efforts to build international support for efforts against terrorist finance in bilateral and multilateral fora;
  • Works to coordinate and implement domestic and UN 1267 terrorism designations;
  • Works through U.S. missions around the world to encourage countries to take actions to freeze terrorist assets when found;
  • Works with U.S. missions to develop new initiatives to strengthen international cooperation against terrorist finance; and
  • Supports efforts to provide technical assistance to foreign governments working against terrorist finance.


  • Financial Action Task Force: An inter-governmental body established in 1989 to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.
  • Council on Foreign Relations:
    • Terrorism: Terrorism-related Council on Foreign Relations articles.
    • Money Laundering: Money laundering-related Council on Foreign Relations articles.
  • Country Reports on Terrorism: The State Department’s annual report to Congress on global and regional counterterrorism issues, State Sponsors of Terrorism, and designation Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
  • Global Counter-Terrorism Forum: An informal, multilateral counterterrorism (CT) platform that focuses on identifying critical civilian CT needs, mobilizing the necessary expertise and resources to address such needs and enhance global cooperation.
  • Terrorism and Illicit Finance, Department of the Treasury: The Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence marshals the Treasury Department's intelligence and enforcement functions with the twin aims of safeguarding the financial system against illicit use and combating rogue nations, terrorist facilitators, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferators, money launderers, drug kingpins, and other national security threats.