INTERPOL, also known as "The International Criminal Police Organization", is an Intergovernmental Organization that contains 194 member countries. Its main purpose is to provide worldwide police and combat international crimes with mutual assistance given by member nations. The idea of an international police organization started in 1914 in a council Monaco with only 14 countries. Known then as the ICPC, the International Criminal Police Commission, the organization ended with the beginning of World War 2 and only acted again in 1949 with an offer from the French government. Finally, in 1949, INTERPOL was recognized by the UN with consultative status. The "International Criminal Police Organization" investigates 17 different crimes: Corruption, Counterfeit Currency and Documents, Crimes against children, Cultural Heritage crime, Cybercrime, Drug trafficking, Environmental crime, Financial crime, Firearms trafficking, Human trafficking, Illicit Goods, Maritime crime, Organized crime, People Smuggling, Terrorism, Vehicle crime, and War crimes.
Organized crimes in El Salvador
Corruption in Somalia
Organ Trafficking in China