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INTERPOL DVI
2nd ASIA
PACIFIC RIM GROUP MEETING

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Preface

Willy Deridder
Executive Director of Police Services
Interpol Secretariat General

Interpol's Disaster Victim Identification program is managed by the General Secretariat in close cooperation with the Interpol Standing Committee on Disaster Victim Identification. The Standing Committee's goal is to extend DVI competence and expertise to all our member countries.

The Interpol Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) 2nd Pacific Rim Group Meeting in Kuta Bali, Indonesia concentrates on terrorism and DVI because Interpol is playing a very active role in the fight against international terrorism. DVI response is an important component of Interpol's actions in fighting international terrorism. We are traversing a difficult time in the world's history, beginning with September 11, 2001 and continuing in a series of disasters within the last year, such as the Bali Bombing in Indonesia. These disasters, including international or domestic terrorist attacks, different accidents and natural disasters have shown the importance of the science of disaster victim identifications and the need for family support and closer international cooperation on DVI. We need to share valuable information and experience amongst the different DVI Police services if we want to always accurately identify victims of international terrorism and disasters.

Interpol works hard to assist member countries to promote their DVI arrangements. In order to achieve this mission Interpol Secretariat General supports the regional DVI conference to cooperate and exchange DVI information.

This 2nd Interpol DVI Pacific Rim Group Meeting is expected to be one of the most interesting meetings in Interpol DVI history. It will show that our DVI services are effective not only against crimes but also in protecting the human rights.

In closing I wish you a very informative and successful meeting and I am confident that the knowledge you gain from this conference will be of benefit to you and your countries.

 


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