Interpol has launched a new global database named ‘I-Familia’. It will identify missing persons or unidentified human remains around the world through the DNA of relatives.
- The International Police Organisation is commonly known as Interpol.
- It is an international organization facilitating international police cooperation against cross-border terrorism, trafficking, and other crime.
- Membership: INTERPOL has 194 member countries, making us the world’s largest police organization.
- The state of Palestine is its member.
- Governance: All decisions regarding the activities of INTERPOL are made by the General Assembly which is its’s supreme governing body that meets annually.
- It is ‘NOT’ a unit or part of a united nation system. It is an independent international organization.
- HQ: Lyon in France.
- Founded in: 1923.
- Each country hosts an INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), which links national police with our global network. in India, CBI is the NCB.
- Interpol notices: These are international alerts/requests circulated by Interpol allowing police in member countries to share critical crime-related information.
- There are eight types of notices, seven of which are color-coded by their function. An eighth Special Notice is issued at the request of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).