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71st INTERPOL General Assembly

Yaoundé, Cameroon - 21-24 October 2002

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23 October 2002

New global communications project highest priority for INTERPOL

A new internet-based global communications system - for a more rapid and more secure exchange of critical crime data between the world's police agencies - is one of 'new' INTERPOL's highest priorities, Stanley Morris, INTERPOL's Director of Cabinet, yesterday told the worldwide criminal police organisation's general assembly meeting this week in Yaoundé,...
23 October 2002

Bio-terrorism threat to the human species, expert warns

INTERPOL, as a worldwide organization linking criminal police in 181 countries, was challenged yesterday to take up the fight against bio-terrorism. In a forceful statement to the 71st INTERPOL General Assembly, held this week in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Professor Barry Kellman, Director of the International Weapons Control Center at DePaul University in Illino...
23 October 2002

'A small-town drug dealer could have links to a terrorist halfway around the world'

The international community faces the threat of terrorism on many fronts, delegates to INTERPOL's general assembly were told. Speakers on the terrorism panel said that the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have made international cooperation on law enforcement more relevant than ever. But they also pointed to the lack of harmonisation within the int...
23 October 2002

INTERPOL adopts global standards to combat police corruption

During the INTERPOL General Assembly, held this week in Yaoundé, Cameroon, chiefs of police of a majority of INTERPOL's 181 member countries today adopted 'global standards to combat corruption in police forces/services'.In the first instance this resolution, drafted by INTERPOL's expert group on corruption, represents a commitment to implement and encour...
22 October 2002

UN chief wants closer cooperation with INTERPOL

'INTERPOL plays a unique and invaluable role in fostering cooperation and promoting the rule of law in keeping with the highest ideals of the United Nations', UN Secretary General Kofi A. Annan said in a message to INTERPOL's 71st General Assembly, a worldwide international law enforcement event gathering over 450 senior police chiefs from 139 member coun...
21 October 2002

Afghanistan and East Timor join INTERPOL

INTERPOL's General Assembly on Monday welcomed Afghanistan and East Timor as new members by an overwhelming majority vote. The membership of the international criminal police organization now totals 181.In his opening remarks to the 71st General Assembly Session, taking place this week in Yaoundé (Cameroon), INTERPOL President Jesús ESPIGARES MIRA said th...
16 October 2002

INTERPOL worldwide meets to analyse global threats

Delegates from INTERPOL's worldwide membership of 179 countries meet next week in Yaoundé (Cameroon) for the Organization's 71st general assembly session (21-24 October 2002). The annual event, a major manifestation of global police cooperation in the fight against terrorism and other serious crimes, will bring together about 500 police chiefs and senior...
07 October 2002

INTERPOL General Assembly- Police and Global Security

INTERPOL's 71st General Assembly session will be held from 21st to 24th October 2002 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Issues to be covered include: A new global threat assessment International policing priorities Terrorism - the emerging threat INTERPOL's new communication system Improving international co-operation on fugitives Press representatives wi...