United Kingdom all set to host 93rd Interpol General Assembly in 2024

The UK will host the General Assembly of the international policing organisation Interpol in 2024 – the largest global gathering of senior law enforcement officials and heads of ministries. The announcement was made during the 88th Interpol General Assembly in Santiago, Chile following a vote by member countries.

Interpol is a crucial partner to the UK, facilitating international police co-operation between 194 member countries. The General Assembly is Interpol’s highest governing body comprising representatives from each of its member countries and directly responsible for major decisions affecting general policy and resources. The gathering usually takes place over four days and is attended by approximately 2,500 delegates.

The General Assembly is a key opportunity to drive innovation and leadership in police co-operation and tackle major crime trends and security threats facing the world, including organised crime, terrorism and cyber crime.

Priti Patel

Priti Patel

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “We’re delighted to host the Interpol General Assembly in 2024. This highlights the UK’s strong commitment to make the world a safer place. The UK is and will continue to be a global leader on security and justice. We’re determined to build on that role by strengthening our international security relationships where it matters and enhancing our capabilities at a domestic, European and global level to protect the public. This includes investing in organisations like Interpol that are best suited to tackling the security threats we face. It also demonstrates our vision as a global security leader that’s always looking to invest in strong relationships with those who matter most to our security.”

Working in tandem with the National Crime Agency, the Government continues to co-operate with its international partners on issues such as organised crime and tackling child sexual exploitation.

The UK has been a member of Interpol since 1928 and shares the organisation’s vision for international law enforcement co-operation, continuing to work with the latter in order to lead and drive the agenda for positive change in the realm of security.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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