Explained: The Interpol General Assembly, which India wants to host in 2022

  1. India has proposed to the Interpol that the General Assembly of the organization be held in India in 2022 as part of the nation’s 75th Independence Day celebrations.
  2. Interpol is the shorter and better known name of the International Criminal Police Organization.It is a network comprising 192 member nations including India.The agency was established in 1923.It is headquartered at Lyon,France.
  3. Interpol aims to help police in all its member countries to work together to make the world a safer place.It enables police forces from different countries to share and access data on crimes and criminals and offers a range of technical and operational support.
  4. The General Assembly is Interpol’s supreme governing body, and comprises representatives from all its member countries.The General Assembly meets annually for a session to vote on activities and policy.
  5. The General Assembly’s decisions take the form of Resolutions.Each member country has one vote.Decisions are made either by a simple or a two-thirds majority depending on the subject matter.
  6. The major trends in crime and security threats facing the world are also discussed in the summit.The Interpol’s 88th General Assembly will assemble in Santiago,Chile in later this year.