India to host 90th General Assembly of INTERPOL
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India will host the 90th General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organisation, INTERPOL, in New Delhi from October 18 to 21, 2022.
The General Assembly is the highest governing body of Interpol consisting of representatives of 195 member states. Its meeting is held once a year.
The General Assembly is being held in India after 25 years, last held in 1997 on the occasion of India's 75th Independence Day celebrations.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah proposed the event to Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock during an official visit to New Delhi in August 2019.
Agenda of the meeting
The agenda is expected to include presentations, workshops and discussions on the following subjects -
The future of policing
Policing and today’s crimes
What is INTERPOL?
The International Criminal Police Organisation, or Interpol, is an intergovernmental organisation with 194 members.
It was formed in 1923 as the International Criminal Police Commission, and it was named Interpol in 1956.
India joined Interpol in 1949, and is one of its oldest members.
It is the world’s largest international police organisation.
Its work focuses on public safety and combating terrorism, crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes, environmental crimes, etc.
Headquartered - Lyon, France
What is the Interpol General Assembly?
It is the supreme governing body of Interpol, and consists of representatives of all its member states.
Each country is represented in the Assembly by one or more representatives, who are usually the heads of law enforcement agencies.
The General Assembly also elects the members of the Interpol Executive Committee.
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