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Terrorism

Terrorism poses a grave threat to national security and the lives of individuals around the world. At INTERPOL, we run a number of initiatives to support our member countries in their efforts to protect their citizens from terrorism in its many forms.

Experts at the General Secretariat collect, store and analyse information about suspected individuals and groups and their activities, and exchange data with our member countries and other international organizations. A chief initiative in this area is the Counter-Terrorism Fusion Centre, which works to disrupt the recruitment and activities of foreign terrorist fighters. 

CBRNE terrorism

The umbrella term 'CBRNE' refers to terrorist incidents carried out with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives materials. Clearly, an attack of this nature would constitute a major threat to public safety and security, both nationally and internationally. 

Counter-terrorism tools

INTERPOL also circulates alerts and warnings on terrorists, dangerous criminals and weapons threats to police in member countries. These alerts are known as Notices and Diffusions.

Additionally, the INTERPOL-United Nations Security Council Special Notice is used to alert member countries to individuals and entities associated with Al-Qaida and the Taliban, as listed by the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council, and to help countries implement the freezing of assets, travel bans and arms embargoes.

In September 2014, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2178 recognizing INTERPOL’s global role against the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters.

In the event of a terrorist attack, member countries may request the assistance of an INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT). Experts can be quickly deployed to the site of the incident to provide a range of investigative and analytical support services, in coordination with the General Secretariat.

News
01 September 2015

INTERPOL Chief and Australian Minister for Justice discuss security issues


04 August 2015

INTERPOL Chief offers continued support to ASEANAPOL to address regional and global security threats


23 July 2015

Incoming Finnish Police Commissioner visit to INTERPOL focuses on terrorism, cybercrime


16 July 2015

Increased information sharing to combat terrorism focus of German Interior Minister visit to INTERPOL


15 July 2015

INTERPOL Secretary General visits EU to enhance fight against migrant smuggling, terrorism


08 July 2015

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister visit to INTERPOL focuses on terrorism and cybercrime


26 June 2015

INTERPOL offers full support following terror attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait and Somalia


26 June 2015

Police cooperation focus of visit by Gabon Minister of Interior to INTERPOL


26 June 2015

Identifying new and emerging terrorist threats in Asia-Pacific focus of INTERPOL programme


25 June 2015

Official visit to INTERPOL by Frances Fitzgerald, Ireland’s Minister for Justice and Equality


20 June 2015

Effective response to global security challenges focus of Norway visit by INTERPOL Chief


04 June 2015

International police cooperation focus of Belgium Foreign Minister’s visit to INTERPOL


03 June 2015

INTERPOL meeting in Spain encourages information sharing on foreign fighters


29 May 2015

INTERPOL Chief says ‘unprecedented’ foreign terrorist fighter threat requires global action


21 May 2015

INTERPOL Europe meeting develops regional collaboration against transnational crime


19 May 2015

INTERPOL meeting in Bucharest aims to set the course for European security


05 May 2015

Global information sharing key to internal security: INTERPOL Chief


29 April 2015

Addressing threat of agroterrorism focus of INTERPOL meeting


28 April 2015

INTERPOL Chief pledges continued support to protect cultural heritage


24 March 2015

Enhancing cooperation in combating organized crime and terrorism focus of INTERPOL meeting


13 March 2015

US Congressional visit to INTERPOL focuses on combating terrorism


19 February 2015

Information sharing is a ‘tripwire’ against foreign terrorist fighters – INTERPOL Chief


03 February 2015

Brunei hosts INTERPOL counter-terrorism course for Asean countries


29 January 2015

Foreign fighter threat to Europe requires global response says INTERPOL Chief


11 December 2014

Moldova police arrest seven suspected uranium smugglers


09 December 2014

United Nations counter-terrorism task force set to strengthen cooperation with INTERPOL


05 December 2014

INTERPOL regional training in Ethiopia aims to build police capacity against terrorism


25 November 2014

Heads of INTERPOL and United Nations meet on global security challenges


25 September 2014

INTERPOL global role against foreign terrorist fighters recognized in UN Resolution