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How many countries are members of Interpol?
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  1. Interpol is an entirely voluntary organization and not under the jurisdiction of any one country or other international organization. Nearly 200 member countries participate. A Secretary General, who serves a five-year term, is appointed by Interpol's General Assembly. The Secretary General is responsible for the day-to-day operations. Delegates from each member country attend a yearly General Assembly. They also elect the Executive Committee, a 13-member group that oversees Interpol's administration. Interpol's main office is in Lyon, France, and it has six regional offices. These regional offices cover the globe; there's one in Argentina, El Salvador, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya and Zimbabwe. A seventh Interpol location in New York is a liaison office with the United Nations.

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