IOI – Connecting Public Service
Ombudsmen Globally

Due to the huge success of the IOI’s first NPM training, we are pleased to inform you that this year will see a follow-up NPM training with a special focus on the monitoring of psychiatric facilities. Hosted by the Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office, the training will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania from 21 to 23 June 2016. Save the date!
The Office of the Ombudsman in Zambia has undergone a number of changes, which will be beneficial to the public in terms of more efficient and effective service delivery. On 5 January 2016, His Excellency Mr Edgar C. Lungu, the President of the Republic of Zambia signed the Constitution Bill Number 17 of 2015 which amongst other clauses changed the Office of the Investigator General to the Office of the Public Protector.
Members of the Australasia and Pacific Ombudsman Region (APOR) will be meeting in Melbourne, Australia, on 3 May 2016. The one-day conference is themed “Building Relationships, Meeting Global Challenges”.