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A Former Member of INTERPOL

A Former Member of INTERPOL

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A former member of INTERPOL’s Executive Committee, Mr Noble was also President of the 26-nation Financial Action Task Force

, the anti-money laundering organization established by the G7 in 1989. Mr Noble served as a Law Clerk for Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, from 1982-1984, where he received the highest evaluation ever given to a Law Clerk by Judge Higginbotham. Under Mr Noble’s leadership, INTERPOL has reorganized its activities around four core functions, transformed its technology and revitalized its databases and operational police support services. Between 2000 and 2008, the number of Red Notices – international wanted persons notices – issued by INTERPOL nearly tripled, from 1,077 to 3,126; the number of ‘diffusions’ issued through INTERPOL more than doubled – from 5,333 to 13,339; and the number of annual arrests of individuals who were the subjects of INTERPOL Red Notices or diffusions surged from 534 to 5,680. In total, more than 27,000 international criminals who were the subjects of INTERPOL Red Notices or diffusions were arrested during this period. In addition, INTERPOL has created and launched the world’s first and only global police communications system, called I-24/7, which empowers police agencies in 188 countries to instantly exchange information and to access INTERPOL’s databases. It has launched the world’s first global database of stolen and lost travel documents, which at the end of 2008 contained information on nearly 16.7 million travel documents from 145 countries; has created the world’s first international automated DNA database; has created a database aimed at fighting the sexual exploitation of children on the Internet; and has created and deployed technologies, called MIND/FIND, that can put many of these tools into the hands of officers at airports, borders or anywhere else they are needed. Under Mr Noble’s leadership, INTERPOL has also created the Command and Co-ordination Centre, which operates around the clock in all of INTERPOL’s four official languages (Arabic, English, French and Spanish) to serve as the first point of contact for any member country faced with a terrorist attack or other crisis. It is the only operations centre in the world through which any officer in any country can reach out to the global law enforcement community for information or other assistance regarding an investigation. INTERPOL has also created deployable Incident Response Teams (IRT), which can be dispatched to the scene within hours of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other major crisis, and INTERPOL Major Event Support Teams (IMEST), which are available to help co-ordinate security for major international events. Mr Noble oversaw the opening of INTERPOL’s New York office at the United Nations in 2004, which resulted in closer collaboration between the two organizations, including the creation of the INTERPOLUnited Nations Security Council Special Notice for individuals subject to UN sanctions against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. As a result of this successful collaboration, the UN unanimously adopted a resolution to encourage further co-operation between the UN and INTERPOL, marking the first time in history that a UN resolution focused exclusively on the work of law enforcement through INTERPOL. Mr Noble has tirelessly promoted these innovations and other INTERPOL services by personally meeting with officials from around the world, both those who visit the INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon, France, and those he has met in the more than 120 countries he has visited since taking office. He has also given official testimony before the United States Congress, G8 and other bodies, and has authored a number of articles for books, newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and other publications. In addition, an INTERPOL office was opened at the European Union in Brussels in 2008, in order to promote closer co-operation and joint initiatives in Europe.

Mr Noble speaks French.During his tenure. . Between 2000 and 2008. German and Spanish in addition to his native English. and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. A national of the United States. while the number of nationalities represented at the General Secretariat and regional offices increased from 52 to more than 80. In his speech President Sarkozy gave recognition to INTERPOL’s long-standing achievements and to recent transformations under Mr Noble’s leadership. where he was Articles Editor for the Stanford Law Review. Mr Noble has presided over a period of unprecedented growth at the organization. Mr Noble holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from Stanford University Law School. In 2008 Mr Noble was awarded the world-renowned Légion d’Honneur – the highest decoration in France – by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. the INTERPOL budget rose by more than 50 per cent.

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