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.

Important facts

  • 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 -

  1. The future of policing

  2. Policing and today’s crimes


  • 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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