90th INTERPOL General Assembly
Recently, the 90th meeting of the Interpol General Assembly was held in New Delhi. The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) is an intergovernmental organization.
It helps the police of all member countries to work together to make the world a safer place. Total number of members: 195 countries. India has been a member since 1949.
Established: In the year 1923 in Vienna, Austria.
Headquarters: Located in Lyon, France.
- The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of Interpol. It consists of representatives of each member country. Its meeting is held once a year.
- It operates on the principle of one country, one vote, with the Executive Committee acting as the governing body in charge of overseeing the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly.
General Secretariat run by the General Secretary
- It coordinates day-to-day activities to deal with different types of crimes.
- Each country has an Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB). It serves as the focal point of interaction for the Secretariat and the NCBs of other countries.
- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been named as the NCB of India for Interpol.
Key functions of Interpol –
- Control of three types of crime: counter-terrorism, cyber-crime and organized and emerging crime.
- Global Policing Goals: It was launched in the year 2018. It aims to focus the collective efforts of international law enforcement agencies to build a safer and more sustainable world.
These notices are issued to the police in member countries to share important crime-related information. This notice is issued by the Secretariat of a member country on the request of the Interpol NCB.
Source – The Hindu