81st INTERPOL General Assembly

5-8 November 2012 - Rome, Italy

This year’s INTERPOL General Assembly opened with a ministerial meeting bringing together justice, security and home affairs ministers from some 100 countries. The theme for discussion was ‘Challenges for police facing contemporary criminal violence’.

Police chiefs and other senior law enforcement officials from around the world discussed critical challenges for police in responding to current and developing criminal phenomena and shared best practices based on national and international experience.

The General Assembly is composed of delegates appointed by the governments of member countries. As INTERPOL's supreme governing body, 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. It also elects the Organization's Executive Committee. Generally speaking, the Assembly takes decisions by a simple majority in the form of resolutions. Each member country represented has one vote. 

09 November 2012

Pope receives global law enforcement leaders: Commends INTERPOL efforts in combating crime

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican City State has welcomed police officials from across the world with Pope Benedict XVI receiving delegates and INTERPOL officials who attended the Organization’s 81st General Assembly in Rome.Pope Benedict XVI received the visitors at a special audience in his capacity as the head of state of one the world’s smallest independent...
08 November 2012

France’s Ballestrazzi becomes first female President of INTERPOL

ROME, Italy – INTERPOL’s 81st General Assembly has closed with delegates electing as the new President of INTERPOL Mireille Ballestrazzi, Deputy Central Director of the French Judicial Police.Mrs Ballestrazzi said she felt a great sense of pride and joy to have been elected as the President of INTERPOL and looked forward to serving all of INTERPOL’s 190 m...
07 November 2012

Global INTERPOL mobile tool to combat child sexual abuse launched with Canadian support

ROME, Italy – INTERPOL has launched the Victim Identification Laboratory, a global mobile investigative tool to assist in identifying and rescuing the victims of child sexual abuse, following an agreement with Canada.The laboratory is a mobile application which can be deployed at conferences, training courses and other law enforcement-related gatherings,...
06 November 2012

Historic INTERPOL General Assembly in Rome calls for stronger partnerships in combating crime

ROME, Italy – INTERPOL’s 81st General Assembly, the largest ever in the Organization’s history with more than 1,000 delegates from 170 countries, is calling on law enforcement to work closer together and develop partnerships in order to achieve sustainable success in identifying and combating future crime threats.The four-day conference (5 – 8 November) w...
05 November 2012

INTERPOL Ministerial Declaration looks to shape strategies against new aspects of contemporary violence

ROME, Italy – Close to 100 Justice, Home Affairs and Security Ministers from around the globe gathered as part of INTERPOL’s General Assembly have approved a joint declaration recognizing the need to identify viable strategies to effectively address the changing modes of contemporary criminal violence through greater shared intelligence and increased use...
05 November 2012

INTERPOL and Qatar 2022 Committee launch major sporting event security initiative

ROME, Italy – A groundbreaking initiative by INTERPOL to support the safety and security of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and other major sporting events over the next 10 years has been launched following an agreement with the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee worth USD 10 million.The agreement which will see the creation of the INTERPOL Group of Major Even...
05 November 2012

Global leaders gather at INTERPOL General Assembly in Rome to combat contemporary violence

ROME, Italy – In the largest-ever meeting of its kind, INTERPOL has brought together close to 100 Justice, Home Affairs and Security Ministers from around the globe to focus on criminal violence issues ranging from human trafficking to terrorist activities.The Ministerial meeting, which opened today and marks the beginning of the four-day (5 – 8 November)...
INTERPOL ministerial meeting
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Speech by Italy’s Minister of the Interior, Annamaria Cancellieri
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INTERPOL and Qatar 2022 Committee
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Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union
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INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi following her election
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Pope Benedict XVI receives global law enforcement leaders
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Address by Annamaria Cancellieri at a special audience with Pope Benedict XVI
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Remarks by INTERPOL’s Secretary General at a special audience with Pope Benedict XVI
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