The first session of the AFAR took place in Qatar in 2012, the second in Morocco in 2013. The AFAR was launched against the backdrop of the Deauville Partnership, which was established in 2011 to strengthen the Arab countries in transition. The partnership includes Canada, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), a partnership between the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, is closely involved in the organisation and running of the forum.
Arab Forum on Asset Recovery
Message from the US president broadcast at the opening of the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery (AFAR III) held in Geneva on 1-3 November 2014
Partenariat de Deauville
Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR)
Programme (PDF, 5 Pages, 46.7 kB)
Chair statement (PDF, 4 Pages, 111.6 kB)
Chair statement (ar) (PDF, 6 Pages, 287.7 kB)