International partners

Public partners

Within the public sector, INTERPOL cooperates with a number of different entities – including international organizations and government agencies – to effectively implement joint initiatives against international crime. 

These partnerships allow us to combine efforts with organizations who share similar goals and values whilst removing duplication of effort. By adopting a streamlined and coordinated approach we can strengthen law enforcement capabilities on a global level.  

International organizations

United Nations


Our partnership with the United Nations, already formalized in 1997 by a cooperation agreement that includes observer status at respective general assemblies, was further boosted by the opening of the Office of the Special Representative of INTERPOL to the UN in New York in 2004. 

In addition, a Supplementary Agreement in relation to the Sanctions Committees was signed in 2009, followed in 2014 by a Supplementary Arrangement with the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS). 

Read more about the INTERPOL’s cooperation with the United Nations

European Union


The Office of the Special Representative of INTERPOL to the European Union in Brussels in 2009.  We collaborate with a number of EU agencies, in particular Europol (the EU’s law enforcement agency). 

Read more about the INTERPOL’s cooperation with the European Union

Government agencies

Government agencies in INTERPOL’s member countries are integral in helping INTERPOL fight international crime. By working together, we are able to better target the needs of the law enforcement community around the world and carry out projects and operations with a global outlook.

Key public partners

Key partners from the public sector include:

  • European Commission
  • Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee
  • Economic Community of Central African States
  • Canada DFATD
  • US Department of State

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