83rd Interpol General Assembly was held at Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from 3 November to 7 November 2014. The theme was Turn Back Crime: 100 Years of International Police Cooperation.
The general assembly was opened with a Ministerial meeting bringing together justice, security and home affairs ministers from some 100 countries.
They had discussion on theme and issued a joint ministerial declaration, 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.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the General assembly 2014 to represent India and addressed the assembly on the topic Contemporary Criminal Threats and new Challenges to Police Cooperation.
He congratulated INTERPOL for celebration of its centenary in November 2014 and also wished that they are able to contribute much more to the cause of international cooperation and capacity building in law enforcement agencies across the world.
The idea of Interpol was born in 1914 at the first International Criminal Police Congress that was held in Monaco. Interpol– the International Criminal Police Organization was created officially in 1923.
At present, it is the world’s largest international police organization with 190 member countries. Its role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place.
The General Assembly is composed of delegates appointed by the governments of member countries. It is INTERPOL's supreme governing body which meets once a year and takes all the major decisions affecting general policy, the resources needed for international cooperation, working methods, finances and programmes of activities.
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