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78th INTERPOL General Assembly

Singapore - 11-15 October 2009

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15 October 2009

INTERPOL General Assembly calls for greater global integration of national police investigations

SINGAPORE – A series of measures aimed at encouraging greater integration of national investigations by using INTERPOL’s global policing tools and databases have been endorsed by delegates at the organization’s General Assembly, which closed on Thursday.More than 800 senior law enforcement officials from around the world backed a number of recommendations...
13 October 2009

South African Police Commissioner discusses security for 2010 FIFA World Cup with INTERPOL Secretary General

INTERPOL and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have underlined their commitment to strengthening their partnership and working closely together in security preparations for football’s 2010 FIFA World Cup. During a meeting on the sidelines of the INTERPOL General Assembly, South African Police Service Commissioner, Bheki Cele and INTERPOL Secret...
13 October 2009

INTERPOL issues its first ever passports

SINGAPORE – INTERPOL today issued its first ever passports which will enable Heads of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) and staff to travel internationally without requiring a visa when assisting in transnational investigations or urgent deployments to incidents.Two countries, Pakistan and Ukraine, have already agreed to waive visa entry requirements for IN...
13 October 2009

Samoa becomes INTERPOL's 188th member country

Samoa today became the 188th member country of INTERPOL as delegates voted unanimously to accept its application. Representing the Samoa Police Service, Lautimuia Afoa Uelese Vaai told the General Assembly that Samoa recognized the importance of transnational crime to law enforcement, and said that membership of INTERPOL would enhance police capacity...
09 September 2009

Media invitation to INTERPOL-United Nations Ministerial meeting and General Assembly

LYON, France – An INTERPOL - United Nations Ministerial meeting on ‘The Role of International Policing in Building Sustainable Security’ will be the focus of the start of INTERPOL’s 78th General Assembly to be held in Singapore from 11 - 15 October.Justice, Security and Home Affairs Ministers from more than 40 countries will be joined by senior law enforc...