The 90th General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization - Interpol has ended
On October 21, the 90th General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization Interpol concluded its work in New Delhi, India. This important event was attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 166 Interpol member states, including 85 police chiefs and more than 40 interior ministers. The General Assembly was held following the approved agenda. It included elections for the positions of Vice President from Europe and a Delegate from Africa to the Interpol Executive Committee. During the voting, the following were elected to these positions: Mr Peter DE BUYSSCHER, First Chief Superintendent, Director of the International Cooperation Department of the Belgian Federal Police and Mr Alaa El Din Mohamed Abdalah RAGAB, General, Interpol Cairo / Head of the Egyptian NCB, head of the AFRIPOL National Communications Office.
Furthermore, many decisions aimed at strengthening cooperation in the fight against financial crimes and corruption, identifying and investigating the sexual abuse of children posted on the Internet, and identifying missing persons through the optimal use of the new INTERPOL I-Familia database, were adopted. A draft budget by 2023 was developed. The organization's new membership fees, strategic plan for 2024-2025, and plans to celebrate Interpol's 100th anniversary were developed.
The General Assembly ended with the Minister of Home Affairs of India, Amit Shah: "Over the past hundred years, Interpol has become a large and effective platform that unites 195 countries and plays a significant role in the fight against crime worldwide. Today, crime knows no borders. If we want to stop it, we must think outside our normal boundaries." Then he presented the Interpol flag to the head of the delegation of Austria, the country where the 91st General Assembly of the Interpol will be held next year in Vienna, the capital of Austria. The choice of the venue for such an important event is connected with establishing the International Criminal Police Commission with its headquarters in Vienna on September 7, 1923, at the II International Criminal Police Congress.
National Central Bureau of Interpol in Uzbekistan