World-Check, the leading provider of structured intelligence on known heightened-risk individuals and businesses, has agreed to make its services available to the United Nations to assist the Organization to screen those with whom it does business for known risk. Agencies that will use World Check’s services include the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the World Food Programme, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The United Nations will incorporate World-Check in its procedures, as an important tool in its efforts to mitigate risk in its operations throughout the world. World-Check’s database of known high-risk individuals and businesses, together with its filtering solution, gives the United Nations data against which to screen all of its vendors, potential partners, and business associates for known risk. This arrangement allows the United Nations to analyse its contracting records, including those involving tsunami relief efforts, for the presence of entities known as high-risk for criminal activity such as money laundering, drug trafficking or terrorist financing.
“World-Check will enable the UN to quickly and thoroughly screen for high-risk individuals and entities among the hundreds of thousands of individuals and entities with whom it works around the world,” said David Leppan, CEO and Founder of World-Check. “We look forward to working with the UN to identify high-risk individuals.”