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International partners

Transnational crime cannot be tackled in isolation; its reach is wider than traditional law enforcement. Partnerships with other organizations and the private and public sectors are essential to tackle challenges in common areas.

A stronger voice on the international stage

At INTERPOL, we work with partners across the globe to share skills and knowledge and to establish a clear basis for joint activities and operations.

We have solidly strengthened our presence on the international stage to support our aims. We have built more partnerships and developed joint initiatives. From customs to copyright, more than 60 cooperation agreements with other international organizations are in force today.

United Nations

Our collaboration with the United Nations, already formalized in 1996 by a cooperation agreement that includes observer status at respective general assemblies, was further boosted by the opening of an INTERPOL special liaison office at the UN in New York in 2004.

This facilitated the creation of the INTERPOL-United Nations Security Council Special Notice for individuals and entities subject to UN counter-terrorism sanctions, and led to a landmark ministerial meeting in 2009 on the role of police in UN peacekeeping missions.

EU
European Union

To strengthen our relationship with the European Union, a special liaison office in Brussels was opened in 2009, and our collaboration with Europol is strengthened continually through an exchange of officers.

Generous funding from the EU has enabled us to implement many projects, such as the expansion of access to our secure global police communications system (I-24/7) at remote sites throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States.

WHO
G8 and WHO

The Group of Eight has provided important backing for our initiatives, including the development of the International Child Sexual Exploitation image database, while we have collaborated successfully with the World Health Organization, in particular in leading the enforcement arm of their International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT).

Private sector

Additionally, we have forged partnerships with the private sector in areas such as currency and document security. We are working with private companies on the INTERPOL Travel Document initiative which aims to facilitate the international travel of officials on INTERPOL business by waiving visa requirements.

News
24 September 2014

More than 1,000 arrested during INTERPOL-supported operation targeting organized crime networks in Europe


10 September 2014

INTERPOL and ICMP sign agreement to enhance global disaster victim identification efforts


25 April 2014

INTERPOL Chief meets Ban Ki-moon at UN, warns against security threat posed by misuse of travel documents


10 April 2014

Operation to tackle airline ticket fraud supported by INTERPOL


12 November 2013

INTERPOL agreement with CEMAC to promote border security in Central Africa


25 September 2013

Europol-INTERPOL Cybercrime Conference to enhance cooperation in protecting cyberspace


30 August 2013

ICTR Prosecutor recognizes INTERPOL for investigative support in apprehending Rwandan genocide fugitives


13 August 2013

INTERPOL joins Frontex operation in Romania against Black Sea crime


17 July 2013

Europol and INTERPOL Chiefs review trends in international policing


15 July 2013

INTERPOL agreement with Eurojust to enhance law enforcement and justice cooperation


10 July 2013

INTERPOL and Morpho sign strategic biometric partnership


24 June 2013

INTERPOL and Trend Micro to collaborate against cybercrime


21 June 2013

INTERPOL’s global tools strengthening European security


26 April 2013

French police break up international burglary network with support from INTERPOL and Europol


03 April 2013

INTERPOL and European partners develop global system to link missing persons and disaster victims


20 March 2013

Kaspersky Lab to support INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation with advanced tools and expertise


20 February 2013

International cooperation with ASEANAPOL bolsters security landscape, INTERPOL Chief tells police meeting


17 January 2013

INTERPOL, FIFA and UEFA take joint stand against match-fixing at groundbreaking Rome conference