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18 October 2012 - Media release

Media invitation to INTERPOL Ministerial meeting and General Assembly in Rome

LYON, France - Justice, Security and Home Affairs Ministers from some 100 countries will be participating in an INTERPOL Ministerial meeting on ‘Challenges for Police Facing Contemporary Criminal Violence,’ as part of INTERPOL’s 81st General Assembly to be held in Rome, Italy from 5 – 8 November 2012.

Joined by police chiefs and other senior law enforcement officials from around the world, the discussion will focus on critical challenges for police facing contemporary criminal violence and on the sharing of best practices based on national and international experience.

The INTERPOL Ministerial meeting on Monday 5 November will be open to the media. The official opening ceremony for the General Assembly on the morning of Tuesday 6 November will also be open to the media, and will be immediately followed by a press conference with senior INTERPOL and Italian officials. While the remainder of the conference proceedings will be closed to journalists, interviews with police officials and international delegates may be arranged upon request.

Journalists wishing to attend should apply for accreditation no later than Wednesday 31 October and send their completed application form and photo to

Press accreditation will be processed by the Italian Ministry of the Interior, Department of Public Security, and for further details or enquiries about the accreditation procedure, please contact the Media Information Centre on +39 06 465 36551/37210/25106/38033.

For general media enquiries about the INTERPOL Ministerial meeting and the General Assembly, please contact the INTERPOL Press Office.

Journalists without accreditation will not be granted access, and all accredited media representatives will be expected to present their press credentials and identification documents at the media registration desk upon arrival.