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From November 18 to 21, 2018, the 87th INTERPOL General Assembly was held in Dubai. The Principality was represented through a delegation composed of the Director of Public Security, Richard Marangoni, and Rémy Le Juste, Commissioner of Police.
On the occasion of this General Assembly, Vice President for Asia Kim Jong Yang was elected President of Interpol with 62% of the vote. In addition, Vanuatu and Kiribati joined the organization.
As a reminder, INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 194 member countries. Its purpose is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world safer.
The INTERPOL General Assembly brings together delegates appointed by the governments of the member countries of the organization. It is the highest governing body of the Organization. It is held once a year and makes all important decisions regarding policy, resources for international cooperation, working methods, finances, and Interpol activities. As part of its statutory activities, it elects the members of the Executive Committee of the Organization, including the President and the Secretary General.
The Principality of Monaco joined INTERPOL in 1956. Its participation in INTERPOL’s activities enabled the Public Security Department to establish close links with the police of the member countries, this international cooperation being particularly valuable in the framework and development of the prevention policy put in place in Monaco.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Prince Albert has warned the National Council that its criticism of his government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic is unnecessarily escalating the tension and uncertainty surrounding the crisis.