The General Assembly is INTERPOL's supreme governing body and comprises delegates appointed by the governments of our member countries.
It meets once a year and takes all the major decisions affecting general policy, the resources needed for international cooperation, working methods, finances and programmes of activities. These decisions are in the form of resolutions.
2023 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Organization, and this General Assembly is being hosted in Vienna, Austria – in recognition of the fact that this is the city where INTERPOL was created in 1923.
Bringing together chiefs of police and senior officials from around the world, the event will also round off a year of celebrations for our member countries, that have included taking the INTERPOL flag to landmark destinations such as the summit of Mount Everest.
During the four-day conference that runs from 28 November to 1 December, senior police officials from around the world will address current and emerging threats, including the significant growth of transnational organized crime.
This session of the General Assembly will include panels and presentations on the following themes:
- Member country activities to promote a century of learning, collaboration and innovation.
- Emerging trends, operational impact and preparedness for the future.
- Police cooperation and discussions on the use of emerging technologies by law enforcement.
- A review of critical global crime threats facing policing today, including transnational organized crime, environmental crime and preventing the circulation of child sexual abuse material
- A global dialogue among regional policing organizations to enhance and maintain strategic and operational coordination.
- Strengthening frameworks for cooperation such as governance and rules on the processing of data.
- Approving budget and activities for 2024
- Operational and strategic partnerships with governmental, non-governmental and UN partners
- The next generation – recruiting and retaining talent and diversity at the General Secretariat.