In Lyon, France, the General Secretariat operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is run by the Secretary General.
Officials from more than 80 countries work side-by-side in any of the Organisation's four official languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
The Secretariat has seven regional offices across the world; in Argentina, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Kenya, Thailand and Zimbabwe, along with Special Representatives at the United Nations in New York and at the European Union in Brussels. It is worth noting that Interpol only went 24/7 after the 9|11 attacks in America. Until then Interpol worked a standard 9am to 5pm week.