Every age is defined by the innovations it brings, the way in which it responds to the major challenges of the time, and the foundations it builds in order to bring about a safer world for today and future generations.

The INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World promotes a more secure, open world where global heritage is protected, where economies allow citizens and companies to flourish, and where men, women and children can live and travel without the threat of crimes.

The Statement Of
H.E Elias Murr

President of the Interpol Foundation

The terrorist attacks and organized crimes worldwide are increasing at an alarming pace. Terrorism does not exclude anyone, but it is becoming more vicious. The transnational crime is becoming more complex, and the capabilities of terrorists and criminals are growing.

On the other hand, there is an increasing need for a global and comprehensive response through an international commitment to cooperate responsibly and decisively to fight organized crime and obliterate terrorism, especially since numerous countries, which previously considered themselves outside of the terrorist goals, quickly fell victims to bombings and terrorist attacks.

Security issues have surpassed all other issues and concerns in the majority of countries around the globe. They have become the preoccupation of Presidents and their governments, as well as their police and security agencies, their diplomats, and all the economic, touristic, social, and even sport sectors on an international level.

The responsibility to meet the security and terrorist challenges in the world is no longer limited to police and security officers. Watching Presidents and Prime Ministers on the television visiting the sites of terrorist attacks has become familiar to the angry and terrified public, who watch them ask for urgent and effective measures to protect their countries, people, economies, tourism, and companies with a global spread, through an international cooperation and global partnerships.

Today, we fear that the terrorist threat becomes closely linked to the menace of nuclear terrorism, especially that terrorists seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction. The threat posed by the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials is now a fait accompli.

The need for a comprehensive security strategy on a global level has become more urgent than ever. The 190 member countries of the Interpol must act now, before it is too late, to cooperate in launching the most sophisticated, modern and pioneering security projects, as a coordinated and effective global response to better protect citizens and infrastructures worldwide.

The private sector will have a significant role in this mission because it is directly involved in the threats, such as airlines, hotels, banks, informatics, medicine, cars and insurance companies. In addition to well-known international corporations that are exposed to piracy and brand forgery, which imposes on them heavy financial losses, and in return provides criminals with illicit profits to finance their diverse terrorist and criminal operations.

The Interpol Foundation will make every effort to support and devise groundbreaking programs to fight terrorism and organized crime on a global scale, from cybercrime to vehicle crime, and trafficking in counterfeit medical products, illicit goods and drugs, and protect the world’s cultural heritage and vulnerable groups.

Experience has demonstrated that no one in the world can fight the phenomenon of terrorism and organized crime alone.

Together, we can face security challenges on a global scale.

Together, we can triumph over terrorists and those wanted to justice.

Together, we can build a safer world.

First Honorary President

3 November 2014
83rd INTERPOL General Assembly

Board Members & Honorary Members

H. E. Serge Telle

Retired Minister of State, Principality of Monaco.

Boris F.J. Collardi

Former CEO of Julius Baer Group and former Partner of Banque Pictet & Cie SA

Mr. Alan D. Bersin

US former Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security


The INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World is the rallying point for an alliance where likeminded organizations and persons can unite with INTERPOL and the global law enforcement community in a joint response to today’s challenges.

It is a collective responsibility, requiring a global alliance between governments, businesses and civil society.

The Interpol has made important achievements for nearly a hundred years since its inception, through operations and by helping law enforcement agencies around the world to communicate, exchange information, and investigate crimes.

But the evolution of terrorism and organized crime, and the growing capabilities of terrorists and criminals on a global level, imposed unprecedented challenges. Consequently, the Interpol realized that it needs a strategic and modern paradigm shift to overcome these challenges. Therefore, it worked on an ambitious project to create the Interpol Foundation in order to raise the level of engagement and interaction between countries, from security, policing and judicial levels into political, security and strategic levels and partnership with the private sector.

Indeed, and after years of deliberations, preparations, and planning to move the work of global security to higher and more comprehensive levels, and to provide it with stronger and more effective tools to fight terrorism and organized crime in conjunction with the Interpol and international law enforcement agencies, the Interpol’s Executive Committee, which represents 190 countries, unanimously approved the creation of the Interpol Foundation for a Safer World, during the 82nd session of the General Assembly of Interpol, held in Colombia on October 22, 2013.

Mr. Elias Murr, the former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of Defense of Lebanon was elected the first President of the Board of the INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World for a seven-year term.


The Vision

Build the broadest strategic global partnerships between countries, the Interpol, the international organizations and the public and private sectors in order to support the efforts of Interpol, which includes 190 countries, to ensure a safer world.

The Mission

Engage the heads of states, governments, the private sector and the international companies in the process of building advanced security strategies to fight the growing capabilities of terrorists and criminals at a global level.

The Foundation works to ensure:
  • Vibrant and sustainable societies free of violence, built by citizens and law enforcement together.
  • Clean and prosperous businesses which operate uncorrupted, where investors can nurture emerging economies in confidence.
  • Strong and connected law enforcement guided by visionary leaders to face the challenges of international crime.
  • Safe and accessible travel where criminals and terrorists are prevented from crossing borders.
  • Open and secure cyberspace that connects the world while countering online threats.
  • Secure banking and financial industry which deprive criminal organizations of illicit proceeds and limits illicit international financial transactions.
  • Reduced vehicle crime, which lowers car theft by tracking down stolen cars, thus, reducing the economic damage on society and the insurance cost or losses.
  • Enhanced confidence in public health through the disruption of the manufacturing, trade and distribution of fake, stolen or illicit pharmaceutical products.


Subject to the official supervision of:
Swiss Foundation Supervisory Authority, Federal Department of Home Affairs, Bern, Switzerland

Grant Thornton Spiess SA, Geneva, Switzerland

of contributions

Beneficiaries of contributions from the INTERPOL Foundation for a Safer World :

.INTERPOL Organization, Lyon (France)
.UN Office Geneva, Geneva (Switzerland)
.ILCE - Institut de Lutte contre la Criminalité Economique, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)


In striving for a safer world and in working to achieve its strategic objectives, the INTERPOL Foundation needs to tackle the critical issues currently shaping the global security landscape.

Four issues in particular are at the center of Interpol’s efforst to connect and empower police worldwide.


At the center of INTERPOL’s vision of a strong, connected police network is the ability to respond instantly to prevent and counter threats of terrorism worldwide.

Organized Crime

Profit remains the first motive for criminal action worldwide. Tackling criminal syndicates means understanding their goals, the commodities fuelling each of their illicit networks and the impact they have on corruption, global growth and security.

Police Capacity

Empowered law enforcement officials mean a safer world. In a rapidly changing world, where innovation can turn investigation practices obsolete almost overnight, having the right policing skills and tools is crucial.

Fragile States

In a globalized world, conflicts and disasters, together with weak capacity and rule of law, can provide a platform for organized crime and terrorism spilling across borders and continents. Rebuilding security structures and law enforcement.


Citizens need protecting from physical and virtual crimes. Businesses and families need economic security in order to thrive. The Foundation develops the programs tackling the main threats facing people today.

Patronage from sponsors and benefactors will generate new, innovative crime prevention and awareness initiatives on the major threats facing the world today. The Foundation will mobilize support against transnational crimes, particularly in the strategic areas of business, cyberspace, society and travel.

Creating partnerships

Developing international partnerships and cooperation with organizations whose work contributes to the objectives of the Foundation.

Raising awareness

Implementing an action program aimed at raising awareness among governments, the private sector and the general public about modern day security issues and the role of INTERPOL.

Developing research capacity

Establishing research programs in the areas of crime prevention and international cooperation in criminal matters, and developing training activities aimed at building capacity.


Conducting international fundraising campaigns and managing the income, entails the redistribution of funds to organizations working within the Foundation’s sphere of action.




The Issues

The global terrorism threat today is imminent and more complex than ever. The growing number of conflict zones around the globe provides transnational terrorist organizations –such as Da’esh and Al-Qaedawith multiple fronts on which they can operate simultaneously.

The threat posed by foreign terrorist fighter recruitment and movement around the globe is unprecedented. The current generation of terrorists is technologically savvy and active on social media platforms.

The combination of shifts in travel patterns, fraudulent travel documents, communications and social media manipulations have led to a ‘decisive stage’ in the fight against terrorism, which demands a comprehensive and coordinated response.

Proposal Summary

Interpol as a global neutral platform has developed a five-year Global Counter Terrorism strategy, which will maximize the exploitation of INTERPOL’s policing capabilities.

The strategy will focus on five counter-terrorism actions.
  1. Identification: INTERPOL will assist member countries in the detection and positive identification of known transnational terrorist groups and their facilitators.
  2. Travel and Mobility: INTERPOL will assist member countries’ law enforcement in reducing cross border mobility and enhancing national and regional border security and identifying travel facilitation networks
  3. Online presence: INTERPOL will assist member countries in exploiting terrorist abuse of cyberspace to enhance identification and detection efforts. An open-source Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) collection and analysis capacity will be developed, providing member countries with timely media content notifications.
  4. Weapons and materials: INTERPOL will assist member countries in the identification, tracking and interception of illicit weapons and materials necessary for terrorist activities. INTERPOL will coordinate regional intelligence- led interagency operations to intercept the trafficking of CBRNE materials and Improvised Explosive Devices.
  5. Finances: INTERPOL will assist member countries’ law enforcement and financial intelligence units in the tracing and disruption of financial streams connected to the funding of terrorist activity. INTERPOL will also enhance the operational picture around Suspicious Transaction Report subjects by developing direct working relationships with Financial Intelligence Units, and targeting the terrorist financial supply chains.

The implementation of these five action streams will be accomplished through regional “Counter- Terrorism Outposts”, strategically located in the four priority regions surrounding conflict zones and/or presenting “hotspots” of terrorist activities: Africa – Middle-East – Southeast Asia – Europe.

A Counter-Terrorism Hub at the INTERPOL General Secretariat will oversee the global policy aspect of implementation, will handle police data management and the operational and strategic intelligence analysis.

Expected Outcomes

The following elements aim to enhance the key capabilities required to implement the Global Counter Terrorism Strategy:
  1. The development of INTERPOL network access extensions and enhanced screening solutions installed on conflict zones perimeters and foreign terrorist fighter transit hubs;
  2. The provision of digital forensic support for frontline units in high priority zones;
  3. The enhancement of an INTERPOL intelligence analysis delivery package, including the development of an open-source Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) collection and analysis capacity.

INTERPOL will continue to work closely with regional and international stakeholders including the United Nations, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency, Europol, ASEAN and the African Union, as well as with relevant industry and private sector entities.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Increased ability to detect and identify terrorists and their affiliates;
  2. Reduced cross-border mobility of terrorists and the facilitating networks;
  3. Increased ability to exploit terrorists’ digital activity to facilitate tracking and identification of their affiliates;
  4. Increased identification, tracking and interception of weapons’ trafficking for terrorist activities.


The Issues

Cybercrime is transnational, and evidence is located across various jurisdictions.

INTERPOL’s I-24/7 system has been fundamental to the Organization’s mission of enhancing international police cooperation in order to combat transnational crime. I-24/7 is a secure international police communications’ platform that connects law enforcement officers across 190 member countries, enabling authorized users to access global criminal databases and share sensitive and urgent police information with their counterparts around the globe, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Building on this framework, INTERPOL has now developed a Global Programme on Cybercrime to combat this complex and multi-faceted form of transnational crime.

INTERPOL has recently implemented The Cyber-Fusion Centre, intended for law enforcement to collaborate with the Internet security industry to effectively combat digital crime. Supported by law enforcement, industry and academia, the centre aims to turn intelligence- led analysis into solid, operational and criminal identification action


Proposal Summary

This proposal calls for the Information Sharing and Real-Time Analytical platform for the sharing of actionable intelligence.

The Information Sharing and Real-Time Analytical platform will support the Global Program on Cybercrime through three key aspects:
  1. The Collection and secure storage of data.
  2. The support and real-time analysis supported by a cloud-based platform.
  3. The provision of actionable intelligence to support the Cyber-Fusion Center and other INTERPOL programs.

Expected Outcomes

Through this proposal, authorized users in all INTERPOL member countries would have access to a web-based platform and would be able to perform critical analysis through state-of-the-art software, conduct research and collaborate with other members of the international law enforcement community.

The main outcomes of this proposal include:
  1. Expanding the current capabilities and expertise of INTERPOL’s Cyber-Fusion Center in obtaining, analyzing and disseminating actionable cyber intelligence.
  2. Supporting INTERPOL member countries in the establishment of multi-stakeholder and multi-jurisdictional joint cyber threat task force.
  3. Identification by law enforcement agencies of emerging threats through the collection and analysis of ‘big picture’ information.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Establishment of the Information Sharing and Real-time Analytical Platform;
  2. Hosting at least 10 training workshops at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation for law enforcement agencies in order to teach users the functionalities of the platform;
  3. Respond to requests received through the platform for assistance related to cybercrime investigations
  4. Provision of operational support to INTERPOL member countries for cyber investigations developed as a result of the platform.


The Issues

The Illicit drugs trade remains one of the most dynamic criminal markets and is a of global concern with different regions concerned by the emerging and escalating drug trafficking phenomena.

Of particular concern across the Middle East and Gulf Region is Captagon, an amphetamine-based substance within a large market. It remains a major challenge to identify and engage the key law enforcement agencies within the region to share real-time data.

Sub- Saharan Africa has evolved into being a source production region for drugs such as methamphetamine. There is a strong need to increase awareness of the consequences on society, law and order as well as economic development if these crimes continue unabated.

Asia is home to two of the world’s largest growing population as well as the fastest developing domestic and foreign markets. A side effect of this economic boom is the production and diversion of the processing of ephedrine, coca and opium into methamphetamines, cocaine and heroin respectively.

This large scale production of New Psychoactive Substances, has created serious health issues for young people around the world.

Proposal Summary

Based on these identified needs, INTERPOL proposes three major regional initiatives:
  1. Middle East and Gulf region: Create an operational platform to address the increased production and distribution of illicit drugs including Captagon.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa: Set up an INTERPOL-led multi-disciplinary and joint agency approach, that combines investigative support and capacity building.
  3. India and China: Coordinate the centralized collection, exchange and analysis of data related to industrial chemical producers and organized crime groups operating predominantly throughout India and China.

Expected Outcomes

The expected global outcomes, common to each region described above, include:
  1. Establishment of an enhanced network of specialized national law enforcement officials for which INTERPOL will serve as a platform to foster increased cooperation and information sharing.
  2. Delivery of targeted capacity building programs with an aim of providing an overview of investigative processes in different regions.
  3. Initiation of operational actions on the ground, by building upon INTERPOL’s existing network and working closely with law enforcement agencies to facilitate operational exchanges.
  4. Ensuring the exchange, centralization, collection and analysis of relevant information linked to the illicit drug trade;
  5. Production of strategic and tactical criminal analysis reports

A major global objective expected from this proposal is the establishment of a cross-border approach to address the identified drug crime areas through the coordinating role of INTERPOL

The proposal will enable member countries to benefit from INTERPOL’s centralized global police databases that include wider drug crime data pertaining to their respective regions.

Key Performance Indicators

For the Middle East and Gulf region and Sub-Saharan Africa:
  1. Increased national drug investigation results and arrests of mid- to high-level criminals, assets and drug seizures;
  2. Provision of increased investigative data. The centralization of police information to INTERPOL is vital for identifying links with documented criminals and trading in other regions.
For the Asian region:
  1. Establishment of an initiative supporting those countries most actively engaged in addressing the production and trafficking of crystal methamphetamine and New Psychoactive Substances.
  2. Organization of operational and working group meetings to enhance the centralization, exchange and analysis of information related to the illicit drug trade.


Proposal Summary

The fight against vehicle crime is effective only if expertise and innovation in law enforcement evolve in line with rapid technological progress. By working closely with relevant stakeholders, INTERPOL will be able to align and pioneer technological advancements in vehicle industry security generating more efficient ways to identify and recover stolen vehicles.

INTERPOL will act as a global platform, offering law enforcement authorities with policing capabilities, designed to address the huge challenges of transnational vehicle crime. This will enable national police authorities to gain investigative leads on organized vehicle crime activities in areas where routine checks are not usually possible.

Through the implementation of this proposal, INTERPOL will consolidate its position as the leading global authority and point of reference supporting the fight against transnational vehicle crime.

Proposed activities include:
  1. Expanding the scope of INTERPOL’s Vehicle Data Exchange (INVEX) platform
  2. Granting law enforcement access to accurate information from car manufacturers in order to establish the true identity of a car, detect forgeries and cloned cars. INTERPOL’s unique communication network, I-24/7, will arm investigators with valuable information that will help reduce international car trafficking.
  3. Capacity building, consolidating expertise and operational programs of vehicle experts from both the law enforcement and the private sector. These highly specialized interdisciplinary networks allow the implementation of a joint approach against international vehicle crime.
  4. Cultivating existing partnerships with car manufacturers, international organizations and insurance associations in order to enhance the expertise INTERPOL provides to its 190 member countries.
  5. Increasing the analytical capabilities of SMV-related activities to assist law enforcement in rapid and effective vehicle crime investigations.

Expected Outcomes

  1. By working closely with the global police community via INTERPOL channels, the car manufacturing industry will be able to identify and prevent threats to their security and products.
  2. This proposal has been designed to increase the chances of recovering stolen assets by providing investigative leads on a global level and by equipping authorities with the best possible policing capabilities to identify stolen, forged or cloned cars.
  3. Geographically, the expected outcomes of this proposal will mostly impact regions with a high number of vehicles in circulation.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Increased number of working relationships between INTERPOL and major car manufacturing industries;
  2. Increased access to INTERPOL’s Stolen Motor Vehicle (SMV) database
  3. Increased access by INTERPOL member countries to data from car manufacturers.
  4. Increased number of effective operations resulting in the recovery of stolen vehicles


The Issues

The rapid evolution of technology and relative freedom of movement of goods and money along with the growth of web-based trade have contributed to an epidemic side in the availability of illicit products and the expansion of black economy markets.

It is estimated that illicit trade accounts for between 9 and 16 percent of the world’s gross domestic economy. Through previous INTERPOL operations, there is ample evidence to show the illegal finances gained through the sales of illicit products and reinvested into other crimes.

The dangers of illicit markets were highlighted in the sales of counterfeit life jackets to refugees in Turkey are believed to have contributed to the deaths of 3,000 people. The same dangers lie in counterfeited cars, construction material and others. The reality is that no product is safe from being counterfeited.

Proposal Summary

The trafficking of illicit goods and medical products is a global security concern. The objective of this proposal is for INTERPOL to develop and maintain a global strategy, bringing together law enforcement, governments and other stakeholders to protect consumers from the health and safety impacts of counterfeit products.

INTERPOL proposes the delivery of a comprehensive program, which will support national police in the creation of skilled multi-agency law enforcement teams. Through such a program, INTERPOL will provide training and capacity building activities, develop single points of contacts at national police levels, and develop ‘train-the-trainer’ concepts. The INTERPOL will be well positioned to coordinate transnational operations and support national agencies in making interceptions across the global illicit supply chain.

This proposal will build on several years of expertise that the Organization has developed in this fast- moving and life-threatening crime area, providing continuity for future efforts. INTERPOL’s is recognized as a global leader in terms of expertise, experience and innovative approach.

Expected Outcomes

This proposal will help protect the public by proactively targeting and disrupting criminal groups who benefit from illicit trade and smuggling.

The primary focus is to further develop multi-agency taskforces to improve cooperation between various sectors nationally, regionally, and globally.

Expected outcomes include:
  1. Enhanced capability to coordinate and launch law enforcement operations to dismantle the criminal networks behind illicit goods and to remove unregulated items from circulation;
  2. Development of regional training programs for police, prosecutors and stakeholders, to share best practices and build international expert contact points;
  3. Increased activities to raise preventative awareness among the general public and governments about the dangers to public health buying illicit products.
  4. Enhanced INTERPOL capabilities related to data collection allowing for predictive risk analysis and proactive crime prevention
  5. Engagement with representatives from affected industries and law enforcement stakeholders to coordinate efforts to close infringing websites and seize illegally gained assets.

Such outcomes will be to the benefit of society, where vulnerable communities will be able to access food, medicine and household goods without fear of harm to personal health from illicit products.

Key Performance Indicators

For the Middle East and Gulf region and Sub-Saharan Africa:
  1. Increased national drug investigation results and arrests of mid- to high-level criminals, assets and drug seizures.
  2. Provision of increased investigative data. The centralization of police information to INTERPOL is vital for identifying links with documented criminals and trading in other regions.
For the Asian region:
  1. Establishment of an initiative supporting those countries most actively engaged in addressing the production and trafficking of crystal methamphetamine and New Psychoactive Substances.
  2. Organization of operational and working group meetings to enhance the centralization, exchange and analysis of information related to the illicit drug trade.


The Issues

Recently the world has witnessed a considerable increase in the destruction of cultural heritage due to armed conflict, illicit trafficking and the sale of cultural objects.

INTERPOL maintains a global database of stolen works of art and supports member countries in their international investigations that help identify and disrupt the destruction of cultural heritage sites.

INTERPOL’s Stolen Works of Art database has been recognized and recommended by the United Nations in the UNSC Resolution 2253/2015). The database contains 47,000 records, provided by INTERPOL’s National Central Bureaus.

However, some information in some countries is limited and does not fully reflect the total number of stolen works of art. A further issue is the lack of access to the INTERPOL database private buyers have in order to verify if objects being purchased are stolen.

Proposal Summary

This proposal outlines three major initiatives to address the issues outlined above:
  1. Enhance the functionalities of INTERPOL’s Works of Art database. Improving the capacity to upload, store and process images within the database. Equally important is the development of an online tool enabling art collectors to complete the International Standard form called “Object ID” that would address the lack of inventories kept by private collections.
  2. Launching an awareness campaign about INTERPOL’s capabilities. To improve the communication and sharing of information between INTRPOL member countries and the Works of Art Unit at the INTERPOL General Secretariat
  3. Develop a mobile application for the INTERPOL’s Stolen Works of Art database.

Expected Outcomes

The main outcomes of this proposal include: Enhancements to the Works of Art database, enabling INTERPOL to generate reliable statistics, to understand the main trafficking routes and to identify the transportation companies responsible for moving stolen artifacts.

  1. Enhanced features to the database to enable faster and more effective updating of the database allowing INTERPOL membered countries (in particular the Arabic speaking countries) to directly transmit notices.
  2. New data provided by China and African member countries will reinforce the ability to enforce global laws.
  3. Improved relationships with international organizations looking at INTERPOL to take the lead and fulfill this unique and necessary role for law enforcement.
  4. The mobile application would be an important tool that allows users to connect directly to INTERPOL’s database and for INTERPOL to recover stolen cultural items through technology use.

Under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2199/2015, INTERPOL has a shared role with UNESCO, the WCO and the UNODC to fight the international and systematic destruction of the archaeological sites. All 190 INTERPOL member countries would benefit from this proposal along with museums, foundations, private collectors and auction houses.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Significant increase in the number of records contributed to the INTERPOL Stolen Works of Art database;
  2. Increased detections of stolen works of art and objects;
  3. Increased recovery of stolen works of art and return to the original 
rightful owner;
  4. Increased number of users of both the INTERPOL database 
and the I-Art application.


The Issues

Trafficking in human beings is a multi-billion dollar internationally organized crime. While the majority of countries have adopted the Palermo Protocol To Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, these laws are not always enforced.

Organized crime networks – including those that have been engaged in arms and drugs smuggling – have been quick to move into the recent migrant crisis issue and take advantage of the situation to make money.

Crimes against children have also increased, mostly due to the exploitation of the internet and other communication technologies. The internet enables direct access to children while making them abuse material available in both picture and movie form. INTERPOL’s international Child Sexual Exploitation image database is a key tool that helps identify the victims an streamline efforts internationally. Currently investigators in 49 countries have direct access to the database and have assisted in the rescue of more than 8,000 victims of child sexual abuse and the arrest of thousands of offenders.

Proposal Summary

Based upon these identified needs, INTERPOL proposes three major initiatives to address the emerging threats to the world’s most vulnerable communities:
  1. Regional training and capacity building initiatives specializing in human trafficking.
  2. Operations throughout West, East and North Africa to dismantle people smuggling networks.
  3. Regional training and capacity building initiatives to increase the use of INTERPOL’s International Child Sexual Exploitation image database.

Expected Outcomes

The expected outcomes include:
  1. The creation of Train-the-Trainer courses
  2. The coordination of pre-operational, operational and post-operational meetings, to facilitate human trafficking investigations and operations with a multinational component.
  3. Enhanced capacity to investigate and prosecute human trafficking.
  4. The coordination of cross-border operations focusing on individuals wanted for people smuggling in selected countries in West, East and North Africa.
  5. The delivery of basic child sexual exploitation and victim identification training, with a particular focus on Africa, South America and Southeast Asia.
  6. Training of investigators in countries connected to INTERPOL’s International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) image database.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Increased number of participants certified to deliver human trafficking training
  2. Increased number of investigations and prosecutions within countries
  3. Operations launched which result in the arrest of suspects related to human trafficking, people smuggling and child sexual exploitation;
  4. Increased number of specialized investigators trained and working with INTERPOL’s International Child Sexual Exploitation image database;
  5. Increased number of victims identified



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