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What is I-Familia?


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).