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Interpol’s Annual Meeting Coming to Glasgow in 2024


Glasgow has been chosen as the host city for the 92nd Interpol General Assembly. This pivotal event will be held from November 4 to 7, 2024, at the iconic Scottish Event Campus, a venue known for hosting significant events such as COP 26, the UN Climate Change Conference.

Interpol, an intergovernmental organization that facilitates collaboration among the police forces of over 180 countries, will take center stage at this event. The UK’s role as host reaffirms its position as a frontrunner in the international security and law enforcement arena, further enhancing its reputation for addressing and combating global criminal threats​.

This General Assembly acts as a melting pot of ideas and strategies aimed at confronting some of the world’s most pressing security challenges. It serves as an incubator for innovation, fostering international police cooperation to tackle emerging crime trends, including organised crime, counter-terrorism, and financial fraud​.

Interpol’s General Assembly, their supreme decision-making body, is the most significant global gathering of high-ranking law enforcement officials and heads of ministries. UK Security Minister Tom Tugendhat emphasised the importance of global cooperation, stating that hosting the General Assembly underscores the UK’s unwavering commitment to combat threats such as organized crime, terrorism, and fraud.

Following the 91st General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, this upcoming assembly in Glasgow will feature elections for ten pivotal leadership roles, including the Secretary General. This individual plays a crucial role in coordinating the global response to new emerging threats and criminal activities​.

The National Crime Agency, a key player in tackling serious and organised crime in the UK, will partner to host this event. The Scottish Government and Police Scotland, known globally for their commitment to public safety, will also play integral roles, illustrating the collaborative spirit inherent in these endeavours.

Angela Constance, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs, praised Glasgow’s track record for hosting major international events and welcomed the opportunity to add the Interpol General Assembly to this impressive list.

Graeme Biggar, Director General of the National Crime Agency, echoed these sentiments, stating, “We are immensely proud to be the host law enforcement agency for the 2024 General Assembly and to lead the UK delegation. Crime has no borders, so now more than ever before the UK must work with its partners around the world to ensure criminals have no place to hide so we can keep our citizens safe.”

As the world grows increasingly interconnected, international crime prevention efforts have never been more critical. The Interpol General Assembly in Glasgow will serve as a beacon of global cooperation and commitment to ensuring a safer world for all.

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