International Criminal Police Organization ICPO


  • Topic A: Organized Crime
  • Topic B: Maritime Piracy

TOPIC A Organized Crime

TOPIC B Maritime Piracy



  • Alex Coker

The International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO or INTERPOL for short) is an international police organization which fights cross-border crime and facilitates police cooperation. Interpol is not a traditional police agency as they are not responsible for enforcing the laws of any single nation. Rather, Interpol works with the police forces of its 192 member states to address and combat transnational crimes. Interpol provides support in the form of training, data and analytical support, and communication between member states’ police forces. Through these means, the ICPO aims to effectively coordinate international police agencies and combat illegal activities across the globe.

Topic A, Organized Crime, concerns the illegal behavior of transnational criminal organizations which operate across all member nations. From the Chinese Triad to the Mexican cartels, organized crime controls a massive portion of the underground economy and are often responsible for many forms of international crime, including but not limited to human trafficking, firearms smuggling, money laundering, and drug smuggling. Due to the widespread impact of these international crime organizations in both developed and developing nations alike, the United Nations and Interpol have encouraged member nations to cooperatively address the issue, by targeting key issues such as the financing and legislating of international crime groups.

Topic B, Maritime Piracy, concerns the threat of piracy against member states in international waters. Maritime piracy disrupts major international shipping lanes and puts at risk the lives of merchants and recreational seafarers alike. The danger of piracy remains an ever present threat with the rise of piracy hotspots in areas such as the Philippines, the Indian Ocean, and the Gulf of Guinea. The ICPO will continue playing a pivotal role in the eradication of maritime piracy by enhancing the abilities of local law enforcement and providing the guidance necessary to effectively combat the issue.


Committee Members

  •  United States
  •  Argentina
  •  Australia
  •  Bangladesh
  •  Brazil
  •  Canada
  •  China
  •  Cote d'Ivoire
  •  Cuba
  •  El Salvador
  •  France
  •  Ghana
  •  Greece
  •  Guatemala
  •  Honduras
  •  India
  •  Indonesia
  •  Ireland
  •  Italy
  •  Jamaica
  •  Japan
  •  Kenya
  •  Korea, Republic of
  •  Libya
  •  Malaysia
  •  Mexico
  •  Morocco
  •  Mozambique
  •  Nigeria
  •  Panama
  •  Philippines
  •  Portugal
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  Somalia
  •  South Africa
  •  Spain
  •  Turkey
  •  United Kingdom