INTERPOL Ministerial Meeting

5 November 2014
The 83rd session of the INTERPOL General Assembly opened with a Ministerial meeting bringing together justice, security and home affairs ministers from some 100 countries.

Discussions focused on the theme ‘Turn Back Crime: 100 years of international police cooperation’.

A joint Ministerial declaration was issued at the conclusion of the meeting, encouraging all member countries to take the necessary steps to strengthen international police cooperation against all forms of transnational crime, with an emphasis on terrorism.

“I hope that together we can make the tools and services of INTERPOL known and used throughout the world,” Secretary General Ronald K. Noble told delegates from INTERPOL’s member countries.
Ministers for Justice, Home Affairs and Security from some 100 countries attended a Ministerial meeting at INTERPOL’s General Assembly.
The Ministerial discussions took place during four panels:  the evolution of police cooperation, empowering police cooperation, a century of combatting crime and building stronger institutions.
This historic Assembly marks 100 years since the idea of international police cooperation was born with the first International Criminal Police Congress in Monaco in 1914.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco delivered a welcoming address to ministers and delegates of the General Assembly.
More than 1,000 delegates from 166 countries attended the Ministerial Meeting.
Guests of honour from the host country Monaco.
More than 1,000 delegates from 166 countries attended the Ministerial Meeting.
Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, with Jürgen Stock, the candidate to be the next Secretary General of INTERPOL.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco with INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi
The theme for the General Assembly this year is Turn Back Crime: 100 years of international police cooperation.
INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi with representatives from the host country Monaco.
Argentine Ambassador H.E. Eugenio Maria Curia, moderator of the Ministerial Meeting.
More than 1,000 delegates from 166 countries attended the Ministerial Meeting.
A Ministerial declaration encouraged all member countries to strengthen international police cooperation, including developing new police technologies and eliminating legal barriers. 
More than 1,000 delegates from 166 countries attended the Ministerial Meeting.
The ministers addressed critical questions for the future of international policing , including expanding partnerships beyond the law enforcement realm.
Secretary General candidate Jürgen Stock (left), INTERPOL President Mireille Ballestrazzi and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
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 Speeches - Panel 1

The Evolution and Expansion of Organized Police Cooperation

Speeches - Panel 2

Empowering Police Cooperation through Laws, Policies, Technologies, and Techniques

Speeches - Panel 3

A Century of Collectively Combatting Transnational Crime

Speeches - Panel 4

Building Stronger Institutions for National and International Police Cooperation

Speeches - Panel 5

Contemporary Criminal Threats and New Challenges to Police Cooperation

Speeches - Panel 6

Cooperation with the Public and Private Sectors – New Partnerships  for a Safer World
Ministerial Session
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