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28 May 2014

INTERPOL and OSCE to collaborate on police training activities

LYON, France – An agreement between INTERPOL and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will further enhance collaboration between the two institutions in the area of law enforcement training.

Signed by INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) provides a framework for increased cooperation and the sharing of resources for police training and capacity building activities.

INTERPOL and OSCE will work closely to exchange information related to best practices in law enforcement training, and each organization will allow the other to access their online training portals – the INTERPOL Global Learning Centre and the OSCE Policing Online Information System.

In addition, the agreement encourages INTERPOL and OSCE to organize joint training courses, seminars and conferences to enhance ongoing initiatives to combat transnational crime, and to work together to develop law enforcement training materials and tools.

OSCE is a regional organization which focuses on threats to peace and security throughout Europe and Central Asia, including terrorism, arms trafficking, economic and environmental crimes.

The agreement will strengthen INTERPOL’s ongoing partnership with OSCE, which is particularly active in the areas of human trafficking, border management and expanding access to INTERPOL’s criminal databases.