“INTERPOL to host largest-ever gathering of Ministers to address contemporary violence issues”

November 2, 2012

INTERPOL on November 1, 2012 released the following:

“ROME, Italy – INTERPOL’s General Assembly will bring together Justice, Home Affairs and Security Ministers from some 110 countries for the largest ever such gathering, which will focus on criminal violence issues ranging from human trafficking to terrorist activities.

The Ministerial meeting, which marks the beginning of the four-day (5 – 8 November) conference in Rome, Italy with the theme ‘Challenges for Police Facing Contemporary Violence’ will bring to the table senior government officials from around the globe.

INTERPOL’s Secretary General Ronald K. Noble stated, “This unprecedented gathering of ministers combined with our General Assembly will provide strong support for greater global cooperation in confronting ever-increasing and wide-ranging violent criminal activities.

“Transnational criminal violence is expanding, profiting from developments in technology and international economic challenges. Reduced budgets for law enforcement in far too many nations necessitates even greater levels of mutual support across borders in our continued efforts towards a safer world,” concluded the INTERPOL Chief.

A joint Ministerial outcome declaration will be issued at the conclusion of the day’s discussions, to identify viable policies and strategies which can be adapted to the unique security situations of cities, nations and regions, supported by greater shared intelligence and increased use of INTERPOL’S comprehensive databases covering a wide range of multi-national criminal activities.

INTERPOL is the largest international police organization with 190 member countries. Its work supports local national and regional law enforcement in a range of crime areas including; terrorism, organized crime, environmental crime, war crimes, maritime piracy, trafficking in illicit goods, weapons smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering, child sexual abuse, corruption and cybercrime.”

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INTERPOL launches StudentZone – a new educational website

May 29, 2012

INTERPOL on May 29, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – What is a Red Notice? What types of databases are run by the world’s largest police organization? What is ‘the Case of the Black Tattoo’? All these questions and more are answered with the launch of StudentZone, INTERPOL’s new educational website.

Aimed at teenagers, the new site is also an educational resource for teachers and parents providing information about INTERPOL, its role and how it works with police in each of its 190 member countries in preventing and detecting international crime.

A core part of the new website is ‘INTERPOL Junior Officer – the Case of the Black Tattoo,’ a game where players take on the role of an INTERPOL officer travelling to locations worldwide, gathering clues to assist local police in tracking down an international gang involved in smuggling.

Through a series of mini-challenges, the player learns about various crime areas as well as INTERPOL’s different areas of expertise. Players must complete a range of tasks to close the case, and have the option of posting their score to compare rankings with other players via social networks.

INTERPOL’s Director of Cabinet, Roraima Andriani, who oversaw the project, said, “Every day, INTERPOL works with police around the world to fight all types of crime, and we have seen the increasing dangers posed to the public, and especially young people, through crimes committed via the Internet.

“However, it is important to remember that the Internet is simply a reflection of society and just as we consider school essential for children in the real world, education has an important role to play via the world wide web,” said Mrs Andriani.

“INTERPOL’s new educational website enables us to share the knowledge and expertise we have developed with our member countries to help children become better informed on how to protect themselves.

“StudentZone brings together two key areas of society, the police and young people. It supports students’ understanding of the world they are growing up in, and gives them an opportunity to develop a greater understanding about INTERPOL and law enforcement in an informative and entertaining way,” concluded Mrs Andriani.

Students in Lyon were the first to test the new website and game when INTERPOL’s Secretary General, Ronald K. Noble, visited the Cité Scolaire Internationale, where he met with a group of 15-17 year-olds.

Mr Noble led a discussion about the impact of different crimes and how they can be linked internationally, before the students played the game to see who could complete the challenges in the fastest time to try and attain the rank of Senior Officer.

“I was very impressed by the level of debate with the students, who demonstrated not only critical thought in relation to the questions, but also a genuine interest in the work done by INTERPOL and the implications of international crime,” said Secretary General Noble.

The students were awarded a certificate by Mr Noble and Mr Roland Debbasch, the Rhone region’s top-ranking education official, who together with the Rhone’s Academic Director, Jean-Louis Baglan, visited the school to support the INTERPOL initiative.

INTERPOL is currently translating the game into French, Spanish and Arabic. To play the game and test your investigative skills, visit:  http://www.interpol.int/studentzone”

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INTERPOL Group of Experts on Corruption recognized for its valuable contribution

February 6, 2012

INTERPOL on February 2, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – The final meeting of the INTERPOL Group of Experts on Corruption (IGEC) saw members formally recognized for their contribution by INTERPOL’s Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at a ceremony at its General Secretariat headquarters.

Key among the achievements of the IGEC since its creation in 1999 are the production of the Global Standards to Combat Corruption in Police Forces/Services and the Library of Best Practices, comprehensive documents which have been accepted worldwide as essential texts for corruption investigators.

Secretary General Noble said the organization, and each of its 190 member countries, owed the IGEC members a debt of gratitude for their outstanding and dedicated service.

“The INTERPOL Group of Experts on Corruption has done much more than accomplish its mandate. It has created a strong foundation in which INTERPOL anchors its present and future anti-corruption initiatives. This foundation is a lasting legacy to our strong and successful partnership for the past 11 years,” the INTERPOL chief told the gathered experts.

The final meeting of the IGEC marked the completion of the group’s mandate and the development of INTERPOL’s anti-corruption activities, including initiatives to assist law enforcement bodies in recovering and returning stolen public funds to victim countries. A key element in this is the INTERPOL Global Focal Point Platform, a network of specialists available worldwide 24/7 to respond to emergency requests for assistance where a rapid response is crucial to law enforcement in order to avoid losing the money trail.

Secretary General Noble presented medals and certificates to Chairman of the IGEC, Hon. Justice Barry O’Keefe AM, former Supreme Court Judge of New South Wales, Australia and Commissioner of the ICAC in New South Wales; Vice-Chairman of the IGEC Michael Hershman, President of the Fairfax Group and co-founder of Transparency International; Sue Akers, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police Service; Kevin Ford, Managing Director and Chief Compliancy Officer with Regulatory DataCorp; Dr Michel Girodo, Professor in Criminology at Ottawa University, Canada; Paul Lachal Roberts with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and Abu Kassim Bin Mohamed, Commissioner with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption.

Other IGEC members not present at the ceremony: Mark Codd, Chief Security Officer with Siemens; Theodore Greenberg of the World Bank; Wolfgang Hetzer, Anticorruption Advisor (OLAF); Martin Kreutner of the International Anti-Corruption Academy; Patrick Moulette, Head of the Anti-Corruption Division, Organization for Economic Co-operation And Development; Professor Pakdee Pothisiri, National Anti-Corruption Commission, Thailand and Ryan Wong, Director of Investigations, Independent Commission Against Corruption, Hong Kong, China.”

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